The KWVR Railcar Group has unveiled BR Class 144 No. 144011 in Metro Trains livery at Haworth today, 30th October.
144011 has undergone a lot of sanding, filling and painting before being out-shopped at Haworth MPD in the Metro Trains livery.
The Class 144 is one of a number of 142/143/144 Pacer trains that have found a way into preservation after being in service with Northern.
The Metro Train Livery was only ever applied to Class 144s in the West Yorkshire region (after Class 141s gained the WYPTE Metro Train Livery – though this had a much wider strip of cream), so is fitting that 144011 has been out-shopped in this livery
144011, made up DMS (Driving Motor Standard) No. 55811 and DMSL (Driving Motor Standard with Lavatory) No. 55834, was transferred to KWVR ownership in June 2020 after spending time at the heritage railway as part of temporary storage for a number of Pacer trains.
No official launch date for the Pacer has been confirmed yet, but the KWVR Railcar Group Facebook Page says one will be announced in due course.
What do you think of this new look for 144011? Let us know in the comments below.
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