59250 Class 108 Trailer Brake Second Lavatory

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Severn Valley Railway

Location History

Severn Valley Railway Jun 92-Present

Current Location

Severn Valley Railway



Current Status


Visited Railways

Peak Rail (Contract Overhaul): Oct 15-Nov 15

Current Livery

BR Green



TRA Designation



Partner Vehicle(s)





DMU Group West Midlands






Record Last Updated

5 December 2015


Preservation Modifications
The area which was formerly used as the guards van has been converted into a bar, named the “Travelling Tavern”.

Preservation Information
59250 was withdrawn from BR service in July 1991 and was saved by the DMU Group West Midlands, the vehicle moving to their base at the Severn Valley Railway the following year along with 51935.

The vehicle was repainted into BR Green livery, and joined the railway's already operational 2-car 108 set in November 1992.

In 2004, 59250 participated in the very successful Railcar50 event, operating as a 5-car Class 108 which included all of the SVR 108 vehicles. The highlight was a 12 car special which was the longest DMU formation ever to operate in preservation.

In 2009, 59250 entered Kidderminster carriage works for an external repaint which was completed during June. The bar area was also refurbished.

October 2015 saw 59250 moved to Peak Rail for contract bodywork and a repaint, the vehicle returning to the SVR just one month later.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.


NE59250 stabled at Bewdley, 21/4/14. Bill Pugsley


NE59250 is the second vehicle from the left in this unusal 4-car formation formed of M52064/NE59250/M51941/M50933 seen crossing Victoria Bridge, 10/3/14. DMU Group (West Midlands)


NE59250 stabled in the Rock Siding at Bewdley, 28/4/12. Ian McLoughlin


NE59250 at Bewdley during the 2010 Railcar Convention, 7/10/10. Chris Moxon


NE59250 stabled at Bewdley, 10/10/09. David Beardmore


During Railcar50, 15/10/04. Ian Francis


NE59250 on the Severn Valley Railway, 14/4/01. Stuart Mackay