A Class 117 DMU to join West Somerset fleet

AN OFFICIAL announcement is awaited from the West Somerset Railway following the arrival of DMBS No. W51354 at Bishops Lydeard on October 30. 

It has been stored at RSS Wishaw since January 2018, together with DMS No. 51396. 

Advert

Both were previously based on Peak Rail following acquisition from the Llanelli
& Mynydd Mawr Railway, prior to that line opening.

Also at Wishaw is Class 117 TCL No. 59506, which was originally preserved by the West Somerset Railway in 1995, and used in various DMU formations. 

Latterly, it saw use as loco-hauled stock, but left the railway in 2012, going to Tyseley. 

Advert

It is not known when, or if, the DMS and TCL will also move to the WSR. CHRISTOPHER JAMES

Read more News and Features in the December 2019 issue of The Railway Magazine –on sale now!

Advert

Railway Reads

From the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.

Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-up

Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...





You can unsubscribe at any time.

About the Author

Nigel Devereux

Let off some steam...