59761 Class 115 Trailer Composite Lavatory

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Location History

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Aug 93-Present

Current Location

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

 

 

Current Status

Stored

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

51886& 51899

 

 

Owner

Quainton Railway Society

 

 

Website

www.bucksrailcentre.org

   

Record Last Updated

1 July 2014

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
59761 preserved by the Quainton Railway Society in 1993 as a 3-car set with partners51886& 51899. Class 115’s had for many years operated excursions to the heritage centre’s site at Quainton Road (The Quaintonian) and were regular performers in the area so it was felt appropriate for the society to have the set represented in their collection.

The vehicle was restored externally into BR Green livery and made its passenger debut in May 1998.

From then until the mid 2000's, (being vacuum braked) 59761 was used both as a DMU in its own right and has loco hauled coaching stock along the railway centre’s modest running line. However its use was fragmented with reports of both restoration work and storage over the years.

More recently, the vehicle has been removed from service but remains on static display.

Future Plans
To keep on static display.

 

59761 at Buckingham Railway Centre. Robert Frise