BR Diesel Multiple Units

TypeNumberDisposal
DMBS50167Renumbered 53167 then 977392 when in departmental service. Preserved at Churnet Valley Railway, scrapped on site 2/12 by Philpott Demolition & Recycling, Long Stratton, Norfolk.
DMCL50268Renumbered 53268. Preserved at Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Understood to have been scrapped on site at Ingrow c4/09. Can anyone confirm this?
DMBS50341Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, then to Swanage Railway, then West Somerset Railway. Scrapped at Mayer Parry, Snailwell 5/91.
DMBS50397Renumbered 975137 when in departmental service. Preserved at The Battlefield Railway, then to Richard Johnston & Company (grain merchants), Snetterton, Norfolk, then to Coventry Railway Centre, then to storage at TDW Distribution Park, Swansea for the Amman Valley Railway. It was reported as at a nearby yard 9/09, but confirmation or exactly where this took place would be appreciated..
DMBS50414Preserved at West Somerset Railway. Although recorded as being scrapped at Mayer Parry, Snailwell in 5/91 this is clearly not the case. It was observed still to be present at the West Somerset Railway on 28/3/92, whilst the Spring 1992 WSR Jounal states it was moved to Bishop’s Lydeard on 3/4/92 prior to departing by road for asbestos removal and scrap. Does anyone know for sure where and when it was scrapped? (see also 56168)
DMCL50556Renumbered 53556. Preserved at Cambrian Railway Soiciety, Oswestry in 1993. Moved to South Yorkshire Railway, Meadowhall, Sheffield in 1994, then to Telford Railway Centrein 2001, then to East Lancashire Railway 2017 were dismantled on site 2020.
DMBS50627Renumbered 53627, then 977853 when in departmental service. Preserved at Peak Railway. Moved to East Lancashire Railway in 2008 were partially dismanteld. Remains scrapped at Ron Hull Junior, Rotherham 6/11.
DMBS50982Renumbered 53982, then 977816 when in departmental service. Preserved at Swansea Vale Railway. Scrapped on site c12/99.
DMBS50987Renumbered 53987 Preserved at Peak Railway. Either scrapped on site at Peak Railway or moved to Midland Railway – Butterly where scrapped on site. Can anyone confirm which and when?
DMBS51134Preserved by ? and stored at Coed Bach Disposal Point, then to Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway, then to Swansea Vale Railway. Scrapped at Ammanford Metal Recycling 3/09.
DMBS51135Preserved at Swansea Vale Railway. Scrapped at Ammanford Metal Recycling 3/09.
DMS51147Preserved by ? and stored at Coed Bach Disposal Point, then To Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway, then to Swansea Vale Railway. Scrapped at Ammanford Metal Recycling 3/09.
DMS51148Preserved at Swansea Vale Railway. Scrapped at Ammanford Metal Recycling 3/09.
DMBS51203Preserved by Darlington Railway Preservation Society and stored at Whessoe Engineering, Darlington. Fire damaged 8/10/96. Disposed of for scrap to MC Metal Processing, Glasgow 10/96.
DMBS51247Preserved at Wensleydale Railway. Disposed of for scrap to T. J. Thomson, Stockton-On-Tees c9/14.
DMBS51341Preserved by Swanage Railway and stored at Winfrith. Moved to Midland Railway – Butterley. Then to Dean Forest Railway. Scrapped on site 3/12.
DMBS51346Preserved by North Norfolk Railway. Moved to Swanage Railway, then to Eastleigh Works. Scrapped on site 2019.
DMBS51359Preserved at Northampton & Lamport Railway. Scrapped at C. F. Booth, Rotherham 10/12.
DMS51386Preserved at Swindon & Cricklade Railway, then to Mid-Norfolk Railway. Scrapped on site 4/04.
DMS51395Preserved by Swanage Railway and stored at Winfrith. Moved to Midland Railway – Butterley. Then to Dean Forest Railway. Scrapped on site 8/12.
DMS51398Preserved by Swanage Railway and stored at Winfrith. Moved to Midland Railway – Butterley. Then to Dean Forest Railway. Scrapped on site 3/12.
DMBS51432Preserved at Swanage Railway. Scrapped on site by W & S Recycling Services of Poole 10/14.
DMBS51433Renumbered 977391 when in departmental service. Preserved at Churnet Valley Railway. Scrapped on site 3/12 by Philpott Demolition & Recycling, Long Stratton, Norfolk.
DMBS51435Preserved at East Lancashire Railway. Scrapped on site by Garratt’s Metals, Nantwich, Cheshire 1/07.
DMCL51498Preserved at Swanage Railway. Scrapped on site by W & S Recycling Services of Poole 11/14.
DMBS51592Preserved at South Devon Railway, then to Mid Hants Railway. Scrapped on site at Ropley 2/12.
DMBS51604Preserved at South Devon Railway, then to Mid Hants Railway. Scrapped on site at Ropley 2/12.
DMBS51627Converted to DMPMV 55986. Preserved at Crewe Heritage Centre. It is understood that this was moved to Crewe Gresty Lane where it was scrapped by J. & S. Metals in 4/94 but confirmation of this would be appreciated.
DMBS51663Preserved at West Somerset Railway. Bodywork scraped 12/04. Chassis remains in use as a flat wagon for materials storage.
DMBS51677Preserved at Lavender Line, then to Epping & Ongar Railway, then to Barry Island Railway 06/03, then stored at European Metals Recycling, Kingsbury where scrapped c12/16.
DMBS51852Preserved at West Somerset Railway, then to Dean Forest Railway. Scrapped on site 6/11.
DMBS51935Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, then to Midland Railway – Butterley. Scrapped on site 10/08.
DMCL52060Renumbered 977813 when in departmental service. Preserved at Nottingham Heritage Centre, Ruddington. Sustained fire damage and scrapped on site 4/04 (bodywork) c12/05 (chassis) ?.
DMCL52061Renumbered 977817 when in departmental service. Preserved at Swansea Vale Railway . Scrapped on site in 2002 (6/02?).
DMBS55026Renumbered 977824 when in departmental service. Preserved at Swansea Vale Railway. Scrapped at Ammanford Metal Recycling 3/09.
DMS55503Preserved at Weardale Railway. Scrapped on site at Wolsingham by J. Denham Metals, Bishop Auckland 3/18.
DMS55510Preserved at Weardale Railway. Scrapped on site at Wolsingham by J. Denham Metals, Bishop Auckland 3/18.
DMSL55523Preserved at Weardale Railway. Scrapped on site at Wolsingham by J. Denham Metals, Bishop Auckland 3/18.
DMSL55530Preserved at Weardale Railway. Scrapped on site at Wolsingham By J. Denham Metals, Bishop Auckland
DTCL56061Renumbered 54061 and de-classified to DTSL. Preserved at East Lancashire Railway. Scrapped on site by Garratt’s Metals, Nantwich, Cheshire 1/07.
DTCL56099Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, then to Swanage Railway, then to West Somerset Railway. Scrapped at Mayer Parry, Snailwell 5/91.
DTCL56168Preserved at West Somerset Railway. Although recorded as being scrapped at Mayer Parry, Snailwell in 5/91 this is clearly not the case. It was observed still to be present at the West Somerset Railway on 28/3/92, whilst the Spring 1992 WSR Jounal states it was moved to Bishop’s Lydeard on 3/4/92 prior to departing by road for asbestos removal and scrap. Does anyone know for sure where and when it was scrapped? (see also 50414)
DTS56285Renumbered 977486 when in departmental service. Preserved at Mid-Norfolk Railway, then to Tyseley Locomotive Works, Birmingham, then to Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway. Scrapped on site 4/08.
DTCL56317Preserved at Gwili Railway, then to Swindon & Cricklade, then to Stratford & Broadway Railway, Long Marston, then to Sutton Hall, Rochford, Essex, then to Essex Traction Group, MoD Shoeburyness, then to Essex Traction Group, Boxted, Essex, then to North Essex Traction Group, Great Yeldham (nr Halstead), Essex, then to Whitwell & Reepham Railway, then to Allely’s Heavy Haulage, Studley, Warwickshire. Scrapped at European Metal Recycling, Kingsbury, Warwickshire c12/16.
DTCL56365Renumbered 54365. Preserved at East Anglian Railway Museum. Scrapped at Sita UK. Boreham 5/12.
TRFKB59098Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Scrapped at MC Metal Processing, Glasgow 8/94.
TRFKB59099Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Scrapped at MC Metal Processing, Glasgow 9/94.
TSL59389Renumbered 024949 when an Internal User. Preserved Cholsey & Wallingford Railway, then to Nottingham Heritage Centre, Ruddington. Scrapped on site 3/98.
TC59445Preserved at Swansea Vale Railway. Scrapped at Ammanford Metal Recycling 3/09.
TCL59490Acquired for preservation in February 1994 and stored at Crewe Carriage Shed, then to Swansea Vale Railway. Scrapped at Ammanford Metal Recycling 3/09.
TCL59496Preserved at The Battlefield Railway, then to Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Scrapped at C. F. Booth, Rotherham 12/08.
TCL59516Preserved at North Norfolk Railway, then to Swanage Railway. Scrapped on site 2/11.
TCL59518Preserved at Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. Scrapped on site 4/00.
TCL59522Preserved at Battlefield Railway 1994. Moved to Chasewater Railway April 2004, then to Nottingham Heritage Centre June 2018. Disposed of for scrap c2/2020
DMBSO60135Preserved at St.Leonards Railway Engineering. Scrapped on site 1/98.
DMBSO60138Renumbered 977907 when in departmental service. Preserved at the Pump House Museum, Walthanstow, then to Swindon & Cricklade Railway Railway. Scraped at Environmental Practical Solutions, Swansea 4/16.
TSO60664Preserved at St.Leonards Railway Engineering. Scrapped on site 2/98.
TSO60665Preserved at St.Leonards Railway Engineering. Scrapped on site 3/98.
TSO60668Preserved at St.Leonards Railway Engineering. Scrapped at J. T. Lanscapes, Caerwent 10/03.
TSO60670Renumbered 977870. Not acquired for preservation but as a parts donor. Dismantled at St.Leonards Railway Engineering 08/09.
TSO60678Preserved at Lavender Line, Isfield 2004. Moved to Palepit Farm, Cold Norton, Essex for us at a play school. By 2018 no longer present and presumed scrapped. Further information about what happened to this vehicle would be welcomed.
DTCsoL60811Preserved at St.Leonards Railway Engineering. Scrapped on site 12/06.
DTSO60901Preserved at Swindon & Cricklade Railway Railway. Scrapped on site following fire 6/16.
TRFKB79441Preserved at Strathspey Railway. Scraped at MC Metal Processing, Glasgow 10/92.
Railbus79979Preserved at Strathspey Railway. Scraped at MC Metal Processing, Glasgow 10/90.

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