59496 Class 117 Trailer Composite Lavatory (Scrapped)

Last Location

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Location History

Battlefield Line Apr 94-?

Current Status

Scrapped at Booths, Rotherham Mar 09

 

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway ?-Dec 08

Last Livery

Non Standard Maroon

 

 

Partner Vehicle(s)

None

   

Record Last Updated

15 March 2013

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
Preserved on the Battlefield Line, like many centre cars that spent time here it was used as loco hauled coaching stock and was painted into unauthentic (for DMUs) maroon livery to suit this role better.

The vehicle was later sold to Railcar Enterprises and moved to their base at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway where it was used as a stores coach. A rationalisation of the fleet however saw the vehicle deemed surplus to requirements and it was offered for sale. With no takers, the vehicle was stripped of its useful parts and sold for scrap. Although the vehicle was cut at Booths Scrapyard, Rotherham, the underframe and one bogie are still in existence, now fitted to the "new" steam railcar at the Llangollen Railway after the restoration team bought them. All of the electrical wiring from the vehicle including the jumper sockets was also reclaimed and was used in the restoration of Derby Lightweight 79612.

59496 had little historical significance and several Class 117 TCLs still survive, the class being one of the most numerous in preservation.

 

The vehicle before being sent for scrap, Dec 08. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

   

The vehicle before being sent for scrap, Dec 08. Richard Buckby

   

The vehicle before being sent for scrap, Dec 08. Richard Buckby

   

The vehicle was painted in maroon as it was used as hauled stock by the railway, rather than being owned by the DMU group, 2/2/09. Stuart Mackay

 

Interior

 

The interior before being sent for scrap, Dec 08. Richard Buckby

   

An undated vierw of the interior at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

   

An undated vierw of the interior at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

   

An undated vierw of the interior at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway