59522 Class 117 Trailer Composite Lavatory

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Great Central Railway (North)

Location History

Battlefield Line Jan 94-Aug 04

Current Location

Great Central Railway (North)

 

Chasewater Railway Aug 04-Jun 18

Current Status

Stored

 

Great Central Railway (North)Jun 18-Present

Current Livery

BR Blue & Grey

 

 

TRA Designation

5

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

None

 

 

Owner

Private

 

 

Website

None

   

Record Last Updated

9 June 2018

   

Preservation Modifications
The toilet compartments have been removed.

Preservation Information
59522 was first preserved on the Battlefield Linein 1994, however it is not known if it saw service there in between other suburban vehicles based on the line at the time. It may have simply been stored as a future asset/project.

59522 is known to have been put up for sale in 2000 after the Battlefield Line reduced the size of its DMU fleet considerably. Bought privately, it was later moved onto the Chasewater Railway four years later.

In a similar manner to it's time at the Battlefield Line, 59522 was very much out of the spotlight at the Chasewater, its deteriorating condition and retention of BR Blue & Grey livery was evidence that the vehicle was by now very much in storage and was no longer in an operational condition. Presumably used for spare parts, the interior was in a dismantled state by the mid 2000's and at some time, the toilet compartments were removed.

With little prospect of a future at the Chasewater, 59522 was sold in 2018 to a member of the Nottingham Railcar Group who relocated the vehicle to the Great Central Railway (North), the home of the rest of the group's vehicles including similar vehicle 59501.

Future Plans
None

 

59522, in storage at Brownhills West, 3/6/18. Michael Hughes

   

The first class end, in storage at Brownhills West, 3/6/18. Michael Hughes

   

The second class end, in storage at Brownhills West, 3/6/18. Michael Hughes

   

A view of the corridor end, in storage at Brownhills West, 3/6/18. Michael Hughes

   

59522, outside the shed at Brownhills West, 10/9/11. Nigel Gould

   

59522 stored at Brownhills West, 15/6/08. David Beardmore

   

59522 now seen on the Chasewater Railway. Ian Francis

   

59522 on the Battlefield Railway, 2/2/99. Stuart Mackay

 

Interior

 

The small saloon in the first class end of 59522 during an inspection at Brownhills West, 3/6/18. Michael Hughes

   

The large saloon in the first class end of 59522 during an inspection at Brownhills West, 3/6/18. Michael Hughes

   

The remains of the toilet area inside 59522 during an inspection at Brownhills West, 3/6/18. Michael Hughes

   

The large saloon in the second class end of 59522 during an inspection at Brownhills West, 3/6/18. Michael Hughes

   

The small saloon in the second class end of 59522 during an inspection at Brownhills West, 3/6/18. Michael Hughes