59228 was thus moved to the Telford Steam Railway in February 2000 where some limited conservation work was undertaken. In 12 months, basic mechanical work was completed to allow the vehicle to be moved around the site, windows were replaced and the graffiti removed.
However there were no resources available for full restoration, and 59228 continued to deteriorate. Further attacks resulted in the vehicle losing its glazing again and by 2010 the vehicle's bodywork was considered as scrap condition.
59228 remains in storage (in extremely poor condition) at the Telford Steam Railway. Any restoration would be a huge undertaking. No resources are currently available for the vehicle, nor is it likely that they will be available in the short or mid term future. However 59228 is regarded by the group as being historically important, as the only one of its type to survive, one of only two Class 104 centre cars to survive, and one of only two Formica interiored vehicles to survive. For these reasons, its continued survival has been agreed to be protected if possble, and in the meantime 59228 will remain in storage.
It is hoped that in the long term future 59228 will be able to operate as it did for much of its working life: as a 3-car set with two other preserved Class 104 powercars.