The Birmingham Railcar Workgroup is a group of individuals who voluntarily maintain and restore 1950’s Ex British Railways Class 104 Diesel Railcars. Formed in 2001, members of the group own all thirteen of the Class 104 vehicles to escape disposal in the 1990’s and they are distributed over four heritage railways around the UK. Six of the vehicles are under direct custodianship of the group, based at the East Lancashire Railway and the North Norfolk Railway, whilst the remaining seven are on long term loan to other groups at the Llangollen Railway and Telford Steam Railway.
Since 1992 a total of six vehicles have seen passenger service in preservation, and currently three are in full operational condition with a further two used as locomotive hauled stock. A further two vehicles are currently undergoing full restoration to passenger carrying condition, some having not operated since the 1980’s.