Photo: M Creese

Photo: M Raineri

M51941

DMBS Built 1960, One class of 52 standard seats. Drivers compartment at one end.

Two 150 hp engines under the floor.

 

 

M52064

DMCL Built 1958.

12 first class and 53 standard class

seats, making 65 seats in total.

Drivers compartment at one end.

Two 150 hp engines under the floor.

 

NE59250

Preservation Information

59250 was withdrawn from BR service in July 1991 and was saved by the DMU Group West Midlands, the vehicle moving to their base at the Severn Valley Railway the following year along with 51935.

The vehicle was repainted into BR Green livery, and joined the railway's already operational 2-car 108 set in November 1992..

In 2009, 59250 entered Kidderminster carriage works for an external repaint which was completed during June and the bar area was also refurbished.

October 2015 saw 59250 moved to Peak Rail for contract bodywork and a repaint, the vehicle returning to the SVR just one month later.

 

 

TBSL Built 1961.

One class of 49 standard seats plus a refreshment and bar counter area called the 'Travelling Tavern'.

 

 

Vehicle Details of our Three Car Unit

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Preservation Information
51941 was withdrawn from BR service in November 1990 and was saved by the embryonic DMU Group West Midlands, the vehicle moving to their base at the 
Severn Valley Railway the following year with partner 52064. The two car set was moved from Doncaster to Kidderminster (SVR) by rail via Tyseley.

51941 & 52064 were almost immediately fit for traffic and entered service in October 1991 having been re-liveried into original Green livery.

In May 2011, 51941 was withdrawn from traffic for a contracted overhaul. The work was awarded to Bewdley Carriage & Wagon, who had previously outshopped DMBS 50933 to a high standard. Mechanical work included major maintenance to engines, brakes and associated systems.

Internally, the rear of the vehicle was re-converted back into a guard’s area. Externally the vehicle received bodywork repairs to the cab end, corridor end and guards doors.

This work included a full repaint into green and the vehicle was outshopped in mid October and soon returned to service.

Preservation Information.

52064 was withdrawn from BR service in November 1990 and was saved by the embryonic DMU Group West Midlands, the vehicle moving to their base at the Severn Valley Railway the following year with partner 51941. The two car set was moved from Doncaster to Kidderminster (SVR) by rail via Tyseley.

In 1992 the set was increased to 3 cars with the entry to traffic of 59250.

In 2004, 52064 participated in the very successful Railcar50 event, operating as a 5-car Class 108 which included all of the SVR 108 vehicles. The highlight was a 12 car special which was the longest DMU formation ever to operate in preservation.

In 2007 52064 went into Kidderminster carriage works for a C3 overhaul, emerging in 2008.

July 2015 saw 52064 moved to Peak Rail for contract bodywork and a repaint, the vehicle returning to the SVR just three months later

In early 2016 both bogies from 52064 were sent to London Midland at Tyseley for contract Tyre Turning and Ultrasonic Axle Testing.