59500 Class 117 Trailer Composite Lavatory

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Location History

Wensleydale Railway ?-Present

Current Location

Wensleydale Railway

 

 

Current Status

Stored

 

 

Current Livery

Non Standard Carmine (north side) & BR Green (south side)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

None

 

 

Owner

Wensleydale Railway PLC

 

 

Website

None

   

Record Last Updated

1 July 2014

   

Preservation Modifications
The vehicle now contains no first class seating so is effectively a TSL.

Preservation Information
59500 was latterly used in Class 117 3-car set 117311 in Scotland. It was preserved at the Wensleydale Railway and entered service quickly, its Scotrail/Regional Railways livery nicely matching that of the line’s Class 101 set, 50746/51210.

59500 was later repainted into Green, and was used in a variety in sets. However due to maintenance sets were noted as often being reformed.

In 2010, the vehicle saw use in the summer as a loco hauled 4-car set with51813, 59509 & 50746.

By 2012, 59500 had been painted into crimson on the south side suggesting use with the railway's vacuum braked loco hauled stock. However it was by this time stored out of service.

Future Plans
None

 

59500, in use as loco hauled stock, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

59500 in a hauled stock formation at Leyburn, 19/8/09. Bill Pugsley

   

59500, seen stabled at Leeming Bar, 12/10/08. Graham Johnston

 

Interior

 

The de-classified first class saloon in 59500, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

The larger second class saloon, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

The smaller second class saloon, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon