Current number:
45053
Any other previous number(s):
n/a
Notes:
Moved to Embsay Steam Railway 4/11
Livery:
BR BLUE & GREY WITH RED STRIPE

Category:
Preserved vehicles
DM series

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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway** *** ****kenneth spence
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway** *** ****Dennis Graham, Kev Adlam
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Harrogate** *** ****Ken Spence
National Railway Museum, York** *** ****kenneth spence
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  • ADM 45053

    17 December 2002 - Ben

    This side looks in quite good condition compared with the other side where the rusty metal is peeling away from the wooden frame... shame it has been left to rot like this

  • ADM 45053

    10 February 2003 - DAVE

    WHAT WAS THIS VEHICLE? IT LOOKS LMS, BUT I AM PROBABLY WRONG.

  • ADM 45053

    10 February 2003 - Simon Bendall

    It was built for the LMS in 1938. As far as I know, it was purpose built rather than converted.

  • ADM 45053

    12 February 2003 - Bryan Dawes

    One of three vehicles built in 1938 as a Mobile Test Unit. 45054+45055 were the other two, all withdrawn 1976, 45054/55 were sent to Cashmores, Great Bridge for scrap. Although obviously coaching stock, they were ordered to a freight stock diagram, like BRs 9995XX observation saloons.

  • ADM 45053

    5 April 2009 - Dave Coxon

    Look here for more info about the MTU's and the LMS Mobile Test Plant - http://www.traintesting.com/MTU.htm

  • ADM 45053

    26 August 2009 - Harold Nicolson

    I was wondering in what year was the builder's plate on the solebar of 45053 built ?

  • ADM 45053

    26 August 2009 - Jon Horswell

    With regards to certain NRM stock/policies, has this vehicles condition improved?

  • ADM 45053

    26 August 2009 - Ben Williams

    No. It is still in the same position outdoors and no work has been carried out on it in the last 7 years at least...

  • ADM 45053

    17 March 2011 - bungle666

    the current state of this unit is SHOCKING, the body has almost completely gone now, and the interior is completely open to the elements..

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=58917

    cheers

    B..

  • ADM 45053

    18 March 2011 - Anthony Coulls

    Yes it is shocking. It was riddled with asbestos which has since been stripped and now awaits transport to another heritage railway with plans for it.

    Cheers

    Anthony Coulls

    Senior Curator - Rail Vehicle Collections

  • 21 June 2022 - kenneth spence

    Stored at Bolton Abbey Station Duke siding awaiting its turn for restoration