59509 Class 117 Trailer Composite Lavatory

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Location History

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Current Location

Wensleydale Railway

 

 

Current Status

Operational

 

 

Current Livery

BR Blue & Grey

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

51400

 

 

Owner

Wensleydale Railway PLC

 

 

Website

None

   

Record Last Updated

25 December 2016

   

Preservation Modifications
A buffet has been added to the first class saloon.

Preservation Information
59509 was latterly used in Class 117 3-car set 117308 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.

59509 was most commonly running as a 101/117 hybrid 3-car with 50746 & 51210. However due to maintenance sets were noted as often being reformed.

59509 was repainted in 2006 into a non standard blue & cream scheme.

In 2010, the vehicle saw use in the summer as a loco hauled 4-car set with 51813, 59500 & 50746.

In 2011, the south facing side of the vehicle was repainted into BR Blue.

In 2012, 59509 was in use between the two Class 110 powercars 51813 & 51842, but was later formed into a 3-car Class 101/117 set with 51210 & 51400.

By 2014, the vehicle had been removed from service for repairs. By the end of that year, 59509 had received a repaint into Blue & Grey livery, becoming the only operational Class 117to carry the colour scheme.

59509 was released back into regular traffic for the 2015 season, working as a 3-car set with Class101/11751210 & 51400.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.

 

59509 in service at Leeming Bar, 30/12/14. Brian Battersby

   

W59509 stabled at Leeming Bar, 8/6/14. Zoe Hunter

   

59509 in service at Leeming Bar, 6/8/13. Bill Pugsley

   

59509 at Leyburn, in use as loco hauled stock, 28/8/10. Dan Froggatt

   

59509 at Leeming Bar, in use as loco hauled stock, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

View of 59509's number, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

 

Interior

 

The de-classified first class saloon in 59509, which has been converted into a buffet area, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

The de-classified first class saloon in 59509, which has been converted into a buffet area, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

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