Pacer Class 142 Withdrawl & Scrapping Begins

Northern Trains Class 142 Pacer Withdrawls & Scrapping

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.

Latest Update: 16/01/20 142040, 063, 067 to Newport Docks for scrap.

Pacer Class 142 Status

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 Gascoigne Wood 
142004	
142005 - Scrapped 04/12/19 Masborough Booths
142006	
142007 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142008 - Scrapped 1999 following Winsford accident
142009 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142010	
142011	
142012 - Stored Landore TMD for future parts
142013	
142014 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142015 - Scrapped Newport 07/01/20
142016 - Scrapped Kingsbury 19/12/19
142017 - Stored Worksop
142018	
142019 - Stored Worksop
142020 - Stored Worksop
142021 - Scrapped Newport 14/01/20
142022 - Scrapped Kingsbury 19/12/19
142023
142024 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142025 - Scrapped Kingsbury 19/12/19 
142026 - Scrapped Newport 14/01/20
142027 - Stored Worksop
142028 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142029 - Preserved Chasewater Railway
142030 - Preserved Chasewater Railway
142031 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142032 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142033 - South Wales Police Bridgend Rugby Pitch (can anyone confirm)
142034 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142035	
142036 - Still in service with northern, to be preserved East Kent Railway
142037 - Scrapped Kingsbury 20/12/19
142038 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142039 - Scrapped Newport 10/01/20
142040 - Scrapped Newport 16/01/20
142041	
142042 - Scrapped Newport 07/01/20
142043	
142044 - Scrapped Masborough Booths 07/12/19
142045	
142046 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142047	
142048 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142049 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142050 - Scrapped Newport 10/01/20
142051	
142052 - Scrapped Kingsbury 20/12/19
142053 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142054 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142055	
142056 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142057 - Scrapped Newport 10/01/20
142058	
142060 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142061	
142062 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142063 - Scrapped Newport 16/01/20
142064 - Scrapped Kingsbury 20/12/19
142065	
142066 - Scrapped Newport 07/01/20
142067 - Scrapped Newport 16/01/20
142068	
142069	
142070	
142071	
142072	
142073	
142074	
142075	
142076	
142077	
142078	
142079 - Stored Landore TMD
142080	
142081	
142082
142083	
142084 - Stored Worksop
142085	
142086 - Canton TMD for future parts
142087	
142088 - Scrapped Kingsbury 10/12/19
142089 - Stored Gascoigne Wood
142090	
142091 - Stored Worksop
142092 - Scrapped Newport 14/01/20
142093 - Scrapped Kingsbury 10/12/19
142094	
142095	
142096 - Scrapped Kingsbury 10/12/19

Last Updated Jan 2020

Pacer Class 143 Status

143601 - Operational
143602 - Operational
143603 - Operational
143604 - Operational
143605 - Operational
143606 - Operational
143607 - Operational
143608 - Operational
143609 - Operational
143610 - Operational
143611 - Operational
143612 - Operationat
143613 - Scrapped due to fire 🔥
143614 - Operational
143615 - Scrapped due to fire 🔥
143616 - Operational
143617 - Operational
143618 - Operational
143619 - Operational
143620 - Operational
143621 - Operational
143622 - Operational
143623 - Operational
143624 - Operational
143625 - Operational
Last Updated December 2019

Pacer Class 144 Status

144001 - Stabled Neville Hill
144002 - Stabled Neville Hill
144003 - Stabled Neville Hill
144004 - Stabled Neville Hill
144005 - Stabled Neville Hill
144006 - Stabled Neville Hill
144007 - Stabled Neville Hill
144008 - Stabled Neville Hill
144009 - Stabled Neville Hill
144010 - Stabled Neville Hill
144011 - Stabled Neville Hill
144012 - Stabled Neville Hill
144013 - Stabled Neville Hill
144014 - Stabled Neville Hill
144015 - Stabled Neville Hill
144016 - Stabled Neville Hill
144017 - Stabled Neville Hill
144018 - Stabled Neville Hill
144019 - Stabled Neville Hill
144020 - Stabled Neville Hill
144021 - Stabled Neville Hill
144022 - Stabled Neville Hill
144023 - Stabled Neville Hill

Last Updated December 2019

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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