All vehicles, stores and equipment now protected



The Birmingham Railcar Workgroup currently owns thirteen Class 104 railcars located at five heritage railways across the UK and also five support vehicles which are heritage items in their own right.

Click on the images of vehicles to view technical details, histories, restoration galleries and running galeries.

East Lancashire Railway


Llangollen Railway

Originally intended to be broken up for spare parts, M50479 & M50531 were rescued by a private individual and operated regularly in the early 2000's on long term loan to the Telford Steam Railway. More recently the set has fallen out of service, now used as loco hauled coaching stock.



The last of the Eastern Region Class 104 vehicles, and the only Trailer Brake (59228) to survive.These vehicles are in extremely poor condition and are unlikely to see restoration in the near future, although it is hoped to save 59228 in the longer term due to its historic value.