50160 Class 101 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Location History

Elsecar Railway Mar 05-Nov 06

Current Location

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

 

Chasewater Railway Nov 06-Jul 09

Current Status

Operational

 

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Jun 14-Present

Current Livery

BR Green (Half Yellow Panel)

   

TRA Designation

4

Visited Railways

Midland Railway Butterley (Contract Overhaul) Jul 09-May 14

Partner Vehicle(s)

59539 & 50164

 

Llangollen Railway May 14-Jun 14

Owner

East Pennine Class 101 Double Power Car Group

 

 

Website

None

   

Record Last Updated

1 January 2017

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
50160 is one of the oldest class 101 vehicles in preservation being released into traffic in 1956. After leading an uneventful career the vehicle gained “celebrity” status when it was painted in 1994 into green livery along with 5953950164 (also both preserved), gaining the name “Daisy”. 50160 was preserved along with its green partner 50164 rather than being split after withdrawal in December 2003. This car was chosen as one of the best coaches in the line of available stock at Shoeburyness. It was chosen on the grounds of requiring the least amount of attention to return it to service, from both bodywork and mechanical angle. Initially secured for use by the Elsecar Railway, the set was operational within 10 days of arrival and was launched into service in March 2005.

Whilst at Elsecar the toilet was returned to use after repairs to pipework.

However the 2-car set was moved 18 months later to the Chasewater Railway, where it performed services for some time before being withdrawn for overhaul in November 2007.

With partner vehicle 50164 being dealt with first, 50160 spent a period out of use, before moving to the Midland Railway Butterley in 2009 for contract repairs. Other repairs have included the repair of heater pipework to return the cab heater to use (at Chasewater).

In late 2012 the contact repair works were completed, however the vehicle was not returned to Chasewater and became quite nomadic, remaining in store at the Midland Railway Butterley for a further 18 months.

50160 & 50164 made their first passenger runs for a long time when they visited the Llangollen Railway in June 2014 for their Railcar Gala and shortly afterwards moved on again to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway where the set was to act as a stand-in for 101680 which had been withdrawn for overhaul. However 50160 was not used in passenger service during the year as some repairs were required.

In February 2015, 50160 entered regular preservation service for arguably the first time, as previous preservation use had always been on railways with rather short lines. In a happy coincidence, 50160 was reunited with its BR centre car and worked NYMR services as a 3-car set formed 50164,59539 & 50164. 2015 was to prove a very busy year for 50160, being used for 68 days that year.

During 2016, DMU services on the NYMR continued to be provided with 50160/59539/50164 for a total of 56 days. This included some relatively high profile feeder services when the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive was in service in March.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.

 

50160/59539/50164 pass the depot complex at Grosmont on a Pickering service, 12/3/16. Simon Swain

   

50160/59539/50164 stabled in the loop outside Goathland station, having a rest from passenger services after a busy season, 5/9/15. Chris Moxon

   

50160 leads 59539 & 50164 at Grosmont on one of its first days in traffic at the NYMR, 26/2/15. Angela Birmingham

   

50160, with Class 20 8001, at Swanwick Junction being shunted. The vehicle was in storage at this time despite having been contract overhauled, 22/9/13. Nigel Gould

   

50160/50164 stored at Butterley, 2/2/13. Andrew Gallon

   

50160 stands outside the sheds at Butterley, its contract overhaul all but completed. The vehicle has had external and mechanical work undertaken, 14/7/12. Chris Moxon

   

A corridor end view of 50160 standing outside the sheds at Butterley, its contract overhaul all but completed. The vehicle has had external and mechanical work undertaken, 14/7/12. Chris Moxon

   

A corridor end view of 50160 standing outside the sheds at Butterley, its contract overhaul all but completed. The vehicle has had external and mechanical work undertaken, 14/7/12. Chris Moxon

   

53160 stabled at Brownhills West, 23/2/08. Simon Edwards

   

53160/53164 stabled at Brownhills West, 13/10/07. David McGuire

   

53160 stabled at Brownhills West, 9/9/07. Simon Edwards

   

53160 / 53164 seen on the afternoon of arrival from Shoeburyness at their new home, Elsecar Railway, 15/3/05. Stuart Mackay