became bodily the worst of the four vehicles in the restoration queue. Additionally, it was originally planned for a second 2-car set (50437/56182) to be restored upon 50455/50517's completion in 2004, so 59137 was set for a long wait before restoration would commence.
However restoration plans were altered after the CVR made a request for additional capacity for 50455/50517 which was suffering overcrowding on special events. It was thought that an, albeit badly corroded, unpowered centre car would be a faster solution than the restoration of another two vehicles, so M59137 moved up the restoration queue.
Between 2005 & 2011 the group worked hard on the vehicle's restoration until a lack of resources and several vandal/theft attacks forced the restoraion to be halted.
Since then, 59137 has remained in store awaiting resources for its restoration to be completed.
In the short term future, it is intended that the group complete the restoration and operate 59137 in a Class 104 3-car set, the first time such a formation has been possible for 25 years. The vehicle's long term place is in a 1980's era Blue liveried 3-car Buxton allocated set with similar powercars 50437 & 50494.