BR 59521 Class 117 DMU: Trailer Composite Lavatory built 1960

BR 59521 Class 117 DMU: Trailer Composite Lavatory built 1960

BR 59521 Class 117 DMU: Trailer Composite Lavatory built 1960
BR 59521 Class 117 DMU: Trailer Composite Lavatory built 1960

 

Present Location Prospidnick
County Location Cornwall
Designed For BR
Built by Pressed Steel
Diagram number 601
Lot number 30547
Type TCL
First Number 59521
Later Numbers W59521
Present Number 59521
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes One of nine DMUs to Winfrith 2004 by Dorset CC/Swanage Railway in advance of running to Wareham. However, need for site clearance resulted in all going on loan to Butterley or to Weardale - this one to Butterley 3/07. Stored in open at Swanwick. Purchased privately and then by 03/12 to Trevarno on the Helston Railway. With access from Trevarno no longer possible, location is Prospidnick. 10/17: refurbishment under way in preparation for return to operational use. 07/18: confirmed still in situ.
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 02/07/2013
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 13/07/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 03/08/2018

Rob Davidson 01/05/2012: other side view in Regional Railways livery
Rob Davidson 01/05/2012: other side view in Regional Railways livery


 

 










 





 

 

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