Pacer Class 142 Withdrawl & Scrapping Begins

Northern Trains Class 142 Pacer Withdrawls & Scrapping

Northern Pacer Class 142 at Kingstanding (Number 142043)The first of the Northern class 142s have been sent to scrap. Below, you can find a list of Pacer class 142s that have been sent to be confirmed scrapped in red. Some also sent to Kingsbury but unsure if these are stored or scrapped until proved.

If any have moved, changed or scrapped and not reflected below, please feel free to post in comments. We keep an active eye on Facebook and gen groups for the latest scrap moves etc but can’t always update regularly. Dates are when a train moved to the location shown.

Below information is compiled from reports from Facebook groups and gen groups and is not a warranty or guarantee that the information below is 100% accurate until confirmed. Due to the fast pace of the moves it’s possible we may be a few hours or days behind.

Pacer Class 142 Status

[To be, or already,] Preserved pacers are in green below, red indicates that the unit has been sent for scrap. The date refers to the day it moved to the scrap yard, not the day it was deconstructed.

142001 - Preserved 18/12/19 Shildon
142002	
142003 - Stored Eastleigh, to be preserved(?)
142004 - Blackburn King Street Warm Storage
142005 - Scrapped 04/12/19 Masborough Booths
142006 - Preserved Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr Railway
142007 - Eastleigh Works
142008 - Scrapped 1999 following Winsford accident
142009 - Scrapped Kingsbury 28/01/20
142010 - Was stored at Landore June 2020, current whereabouts unknown
142011 - Butterley MRC
142012 - Stored Landore TMD for future parts
142013 - Butterley MRC
142014 - Eastleigh Works
142015 - Scrapped Newport 07/01/20
142016 - Scrapped Kingsbury 19/12/19
142017 - Preserved East Kent Railway
142018
142019 - Waverley Route Heritage Association
142020 - Waverley Route Heritage Association
142021 - Scrapped Newport 14/01/20
142022 - Scrapped Kingsbury 19/12/19
142023 - As per comments, entering preservation late Jan 2021
142024 - Scrapped Kingsbury 20/01/20
142025 - Scrapped Kingsbury 19/12/19 
142026 - Scrapped Newport 14/01/20
142027 - Preserved Chasewater Railway, parts donor
142028 - Preserved Wensleydale Railway
142029 - Preserved Chasewater Railway
142030 - Preserved Chasewater Railway
142031 - Scrapped Kingsbury 10/01/20
142032 - Eastleigh Works
142033 - South Wales Police
142034 - Scrapped Newport 21/01/20
142035 - Leeming Bar Wensleydale
142036 - Stored Gascoigne Wood, to be preserved East Kent Railway
142037 - Scrapped Kingsbury 20/12/19
142038 - Mid Norfolk Railway
142039 - Scrapped Newport 10/01/20
142040 - Scrapped Newport 16/01/20
142041 - Leeming Bar Wensleydale
142042 - Scrapped Newport 07/01/20
142043 - Kingstanding Police Training Center (as pictured)
142044 - Scrapped Masborough Booths 07/12/19
142045 - Kirk Merrington Primary School
142046 - Scrapped Newport 21/01/20
142047 - Gascoigne Wood
142048 - Scrapped Kingsbury 10/01/20
142049 - Scrapped Kingsbury 28/01/20
142050 - Scrapped Newport 10/01/20
142051 - Scrapped Newport 22/06/20
142052 - Scrapped Kingsbury 20/12/19
142053 - Scrapped Kingsbury 10/01/20
142054 - Scrapped Kingsbury 20/01/20
142055 - Preserved Foxfield Railway (as shown on their wikipedia page)
142056 - Eastleigh Works
142057 - Scrapped Newport 10/01/20
142058 - Blackburn King Street Warm Storage
142060 - Preserved Wensleydale Railway
142061 - Mid Norfolk Railway (?)
142062 - Scrapped Kingsbury 20/01/20
142063 - Scrapped Newport 16/01/20
142064 - Scrapped Kingsbury 20/12/19
142065 - Scrapped Newport 08/04/21
142066 - Scrapped Newport 07/01/20
142067 - Scrapped Newport 16/01/20
142068 - Scrapped Newport 08/04/21
142069
142070 - Scrapped Newport 08/04/21
142071	
142072	
142073 - Stored Landore June 2020
142074	
142075 - Stored Landore June 2020	
142076 - Stored Landore June 2020
142077	
142078 - Blackburn King Street Warm Storage
142079 - Scrapped by Road 05/10/20
142080	
142081	
142082 - Stored Landore June 2020
142083	
142084 - Rushden Historical Transport Society
142085	
142086 - Canton TMD for future parts
142087	
142088 - Scrapped Kingsbury 10/12/19
142089 - Eastleigh Works
142090 - Blackburn King Street Warm Storage
142091 - Rushden Historical Transport Society
142092 - Scrapped Newport 14/01/20
142093 - Scrapped Kingsbury 10/12/19
142094	
142095 - Scrapped Booths Rotherham 08/04/21 (went by road)
142096 - Scrapped Kingsbury 10/12/19

Last Updated December 2020, not all locations up to date due to limited information.

Pacer Class 143 Status

Some 143s were sighted at Landore late April 2021. Without insider information it’s impossible to be certain of their present locations.

143601 - 
143602 - 
143603 - Preserved Vale of Berkley Railway
143604 - Landore
143605 - Landore
143606 - 
143607 - 
143608 - Landore 
143609 - 
143610 - Landore
143611 - Withdrawn, location unknown
143612 - Preserved Vale of Berkley Railway
143613 - Scrapped due to fire 🔥
143614 - Landore
143615 - Scrapped due to fire 🔥
143616 - 
143617 - 
143618 -
143619 - 
143620 - 
143621 - 
143622 - 
143623 - Landore
143624 - Landore
143625 - 
Last Updated 29/12/20 
Dispensation information taken from Gov UK website.

Pacer Class 144 Status

144001 - Worksop
144002 
144003 - Great Central Railway Ruddington
144004 - Aln Valley Railway 
144005
144006 - Gobowen Cambrian Rlys 22/05/20
144007 - Gobowen Cambrian Rlys 22/05/20
144008 - Corby and District Model Railway (55831) / Other vehicle Fagley primary school
144009 - East Lancs Railway
144010
144011 - Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
144012
144013
144014 - To be used by Vintage Trains
144015
144016 - Aln Valley Railway
144017 - Appleby Frodingham Railway
144018 - Preserved Mid Norfolk Railway
144019 - To be used by Vintage Trains
144020
144021
144022
144023 - To be used by Vintage Trains

Last Updated December 2020
Some units are in warm storage at unknown locations

We cannot guarantee the above information is correct as some may have moved since the article was last updated.

Below Post from 13th August 2019

The first Northern Trains class 142 was withdrawn from passenger service this week, with Northern pledging to remove them all from service before 2020.

The class 142, family name ‘Pacer’, is a type of rail bus, which were built between 1985 and 1987.

Pacer unit 142005 was the first to be withdrawn from Northern, along with 6 others, having clocked up over 3 million miles since 1987.

Class 142 Number 142001
Class 142 Pacer, number 142001 stands at Exeter St Davids in a star livery. 142001 will be preserved at York NRM upon retirement. The above photo shows the 142 in its days with First Great Western, prior to transferring to Northern.
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R M
R M
4 years ago

Do you know where the Pacers are being stored, and have any more been withdrawn in September or October?

Luke Hamilton
Luke Hamilton
4 years ago

The Class 142s are being stored at Heaton TMD in Newcastle.

Currently:

142009
142015
142016
142021
142022
142025
142037
142038
142050
142052
142064
142066
142088
142093
142096

Are in warm storage at Heaton TMD.

142046 has since entered back into service.

2 Class 142s have been withdrawn.

142005
142044 – Withdrawn due to a major fault.

Both 142005 & 142044 are stored at Newton Heath TMD awaiting disposal.

Chris bushcutter
Chris bushcutter
4 years ago

3 x Northern 142s parked south of Derby Station. 11/12
Side numbers
55789
55784
55792

d burrows
d burrows
4 years ago

I have been to barrow hill today 21 12 19 and they told me that there were no class 142s stored there. What barrow do you mean? Barrow in furness?

Benjamin Herdman
Benjamin Herdman
3 years ago
Reply to  d burrows

Barrow in furness have about 4 of the class 142’s left in there siding

Andy Mitchell
Andy Mitchell
4 years ago

One car from 142029 is now at the Chasewater Railway.

Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell
4 years ago
Reply to  Andy Mitchell

The other car arrived today (23/12/19).

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

What about 142059 which is not in the list? Is that that got ride over a number of years ago on the WML? Any scrapping details?

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

142008 was scrapped after crashing at Winsford in 1999.

murray jones
murray jones
4 years ago

being reported on railforums that 142033 is in use with south Wales police in bridgend but it’s unconfirmed as what exactly. they’re also reporting that 142050 has been scrapped, 142030 is to be preserved at the chasewater railway as well but down as unconfirmed and 142036 is to be preserved at the east kent railway, confirmed by the railway in a facebook post.

murray jones
murray jones
4 years ago

142016,022,025,037,050,064,088,096 have all been scrapped at EMR kingsbury
142059 was scrapped in 1991 after it crashed into the buffers at liverpool lime st.
142008 was scrapped in 1999 after a collision with a VT class 87 at Winsford.

d burrows
d burrows
4 years ago

I have been to barrow today and there were only 3 pacers there. Have the others been moved to somewhere else?

d burrows
d burrows
4 years ago

What are they going to do with the stored pacers at gascoigne wood?

Luke Hamilton
Luke Hamilton
4 years ago

142082 is a Transport For Wales pacer, don’t think that’s stored yet.

d burrows
d burrows
4 years ago

Is it possible to see the pacers at gascoigne wood?

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

Excellent source of info. One small observation do the entries for 143612 and 143613 require reversing as I believe I saw 143612 recently.

d burrows
d burrows
4 years ago

Thanks for the info Matt I have been there today on the train and seen them. There didn’t seen to be any way you could take any pictures. Thanks

d burrows
d burrows
4 years ago

Do you know where 142 010 142 051 and 142 065 are at the moment.

Oli
Oli
3 years ago
Reply to  matt

142038 is set to be preserved (unknown owner)
143603 is set to be preserved at the Swindon and cricklade railway (reported it isn’t after being damaged although it is back in service now)
144003 is set to be preserved at the great central railway (Nottingham)
144011 is set to be preserved at the Keighly and worth valley railway
144017 is set to be preserved (unknown owner)

Sam Bridges
Sam Bridges
4 years ago

I hope that Midland Railway Butterley, Peak Rail, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and many other Heritage Railways get a 142

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

142010 is a Cardiff one if that helps

Bat
Bat
4 years ago
Reply to  Paul

Ladies & Gents

I can confirm the following

142001 NRM
142003 Perverse Owner withheld at present
142017 East Kent Railway
142019 Waverley Route Heritage Association
142020 Waverley Route Heritage Association
142027 Chasewater Railway
142029 Chasewater Railway
142030 Chasewater Railway
142033 South Wales Police (Training Aid)
142084 Rushden Historical Transport Society
142091 Rushden Historical Transport Society

Andy Mitchell
Andy Mitchell
4 years ago

142027 is now at Chasewater but, as intended, is being stripped for spares.

David Snape
David Snape
4 years ago

Any February updates please ?

Simon
Simon
4 years ago

142017 currently as of 3pm 19/02/20 is on a trailer at Toddington South services on the M1

Martin
Martin
3 years ago

Seen 142s 065 ,071 stood down in york station on 9/3/20

David
David
3 years ago

Just seen regarding the 2 143’s scrapped due to fire, when was this please, it must have been a few years ago?

Martin
Martin
3 years ago

web site say 17/10/04 but one side says 143615 the other says 143613 ???

Martyn Hilbert
Martyn Hilbert
3 years ago

Northern 142004, 142058, 142078, 142090 were the last four 142’s at Newton Heath, and were moved to Blackburn King Street Depot for warm storage on 6/7th April.

David Livermore
David Livermore
3 years ago

Just seen this morning (29 April 2020) 3 sets of South Wales pacers all coupled together travelling West of Cardiff (Ely) on the main under there own power. Does anyone know sadly, if they are off for scrapping perhaps at Bridgend or Swansea?

Matthew Burdett
Matthew Burdett
3 years ago

I could be wrong but there was a Landore to Cardiff and return VSTP working, it could have just been a stock move
https://live.rail-record.co.uk/live.php?t=XDL&d=2020-04-29&e=on&f=on&s=on&x=on

William Snook
3 years ago

144004 to be preserved at Aln Valley Railway
144017 to be preserved at AFRPS Scunthorpe

three unknown 144s for the following:
Airdale NHS Trust
Fagley Primary School
Huddersfield Platform 1 project

Dieselman.
Dieselman.
3 years ago

Class 144 let’s hope most are saved not scrapped. Do appreciate surviving ones will also require future parts.

WABCO has plenty so do the former depots.

Martin
Martin
3 years ago

been to worksop last week to see the new elextric 345s / 710s / 720s. didn’t see any 142, so 091 must have gone to its prese place.

Quinton Biddle
Quinton Biddle
3 years ago

142061 apparently off to Mid-Norfolk to join 142038…..

R M
R M
3 years ago

Any update to this post on the way?

Justin O'brien
Justin O'brien
2 years ago

A fair few class 142 been preserved i see miss seeing them on the Manchester Victoria to Blackpool trains + Manchester Victoria to Leeds line via Ashton-under-Lyne and they got replaced by ancient class 319/789 ex electric dmu’s that have been fitted with diesel engines so why replace class 142’S WITH MORE 1980S CAST OFF RELIC DINOSAURS from the southern region! The 142’s would have lasted another 5 years until northern got some better new rolling stock!!!