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Class 117 - W51372

Our Class 117 - W51372 was purchased July 2017

About Class 117 – W51372

Class 117 – W51372 was purchased by CDRL (Cotswold Diesel Railcar) and delivered to The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway July 2017.

Preserved W51372

Formerly resident at a private site at Titley Junction, W51372 was purchased by CDRL and delivered to The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway on Tuesday 25th July 2017.

W51372 was preserved first at the Chasewater Railway and then moved to the private site at Titley Junction. W51372 is currently in the 1970’s British Rail blue livery, the same as Class 117 – W51360.

Interesting fact: W51372 formed part of the first DMU travelling through the Channel Tunnel during construction.

Class 117 - W51372 History and Timeline

  • July, 2017

    The first of the 2 newly acquired units, Class 117 – W51372 arrived at The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway July 2017

  • March, 2011

    CDRL (Cotswold Diesel Railcar) was formed in the Spring of 2011 by a small group of volunteer workers from The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

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