51188 Class 101 Driving Motor Brake Second

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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Location History

Midland Railway Butterley Feb 05-Jul 07

Current Location

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

 

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Jul 07-Present

Current Status

Operational

 

 

Current Livery

BR Blue (Wrap Round Yellow End)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

51505

 

 

Owner

101692 Group

 

 

Website

evrdmugroup.wix.com

   

Record Last Updated

5 December 2015

   

Preservation Modifications
Has a built in battery trickle charger.

Preservation Information
51188 was preserved by the 101692 group as a spare power vehicle for 101692. 51188 last ran on the national network as half of "Strathclyde" liveried 101694 before being withdrawn in 2001. The vehicle was in good condition and was running soon after arrival at its first home the Midland Railway Butterley. The vehicle was soon in traffic strengthening 101692 to 3-cars when required.

The vehicle was later withdrawn for a full overhaul inside and out, which was completed to excellent standards. Both engines were refurbished, and externally in 2006 it was returned to its 1960's early blue livery, with wrap round yellow ends (the first Class 101 to be returned to this livery variation). The gutters were also shortened and the high intensity headlight removed. Internally, the seats were reupholstered and all other components cleaned and/or repainted giving the interior a very smart appearance. The cab and guards van was also refurbished, losing their grey colour in favour of the original maroon and yellow colour schemes respectively.

Soon after the completion of repairs in 2007, the vehicle was moved to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway where it was paired with 51505which was painted to match. The vehicle was re-lauched into passenger service in July 2007. For several years it was the railway's main running set.

By 2011, 51188 was running with a variety of different partners as maintenance requirements dictated.

In 2014, the cab front of 51188 was repainted. July saw a fuel pump on the No1 engine replaced. In November, a poor radiator fan bearing for No1 engine was replaced. The No2 engine also received a recon fuel pump.

The completion of Class 101 50253's restoration in September 2015 allowed the EVR to form fixed operating sets, with 51188 being paired with51505 once again.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.

 

M51188/E51505 depart Wirksworth during the Railcar Association convention weekend, 27/9/15. Chris Moxon

   

M51188 under exam shortly after its yellow end was repainted, 2/14. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway DMU Group

   

M51188/E51505 pause at Wirksworth on Easter Monday waiting to work the 16:20 to Duffield. W55006 can be seen on the right with the Ravenstor shuttle, 1/4/13. Chris Moxon

   

M51188/E51505 pass Windley with the 17:10 Duffield-Wirksworth service, 1/4/13. Chris Moxon

   

M51188/E51505 between Idridgehay and Wirksworth with the 17:10 Duffield-Wirksworth service, 1/4/13. Chris Moxon

   

M51188 stabled at Wirksworth alongside M79900, 2/12/12. John Stokes

   

M51188 stands at Duffield running in an unusual formation: paired with Derby Lightweight M79990 in readyness for the weekend's services, 15/7/11. Leigh Gration

   

M51188 paired with W51360 at Wirksworth, 14/5/11. Leigh Gration

   

51188 at Wirksworth, 24/3/11. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

   

51188 at Duffield on the front of a 5-car test train consisting of 51188/59303/51505/51360/50599, 20/3/11. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

   

51188 on the rear of the return Duffield 5-car test train consisting of 51188/59303/51505/51360/50599, 20/3/11. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

   

51188 in the bitter cold weather at Ravenstor, having worked the 1-in-27 incline from Wirksworth, 10/11/10. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

   

51188 at Shottle, 3/10/09. Chris Moxon

   

51188 at Duffield, at this stage still in the process of rebuilding, 2/10/09. Chris Moxon

   

51188 at Duffield, at this stage still in the process of rebuilding, 2/10/09. Chris Moxon

   

Cab view of 51188 at Duffield, showing the interesting wrap round yellow ends, 2/10/09. Chris Moxon

   

51188 at Wirksworth, whilst operating driver experiences as part of ther Annual Railcar Convention, 2/10/09. Chris Moxon

   

51188 stabled at Wirksworth, 5/7/09. David Beardmore

   

M51188/E51505 arrive into Wirksworth, 4/5/08. Brian Battersby

   

55006 and 51188 on a beautiful autumn day at Wirksworth. The bubble car was doing the Gorsey Bank trips, the 2-car Met-Cam (with 51505) was doing parallel demonstration runs, 20/10/07. Richard Buckby

   

Seen soon after arrival at Wirksworth, coupled to 55006 for a test run to Idridgehay, 21/7/07. Richard Buckby

   

Seen soon after arrival at Wirksworth, coupled to 55006 for a test run to Idridgehay, 21/7/07. Richard Buckby

   

Soon before departing Butterley fro the EVR, 19/5/07. Simon Edwards

   

Looking great in 1960s blue livery with wrap-around yellow end in the yard at Butterley, 8/7/06. Robert Chilton

   

51188 after completion of it's first revenue earning service, a schools charter. The passengers are seen disembarking at Butterley, 15/3/05. Stuart Mackay

   

At the head of 101692 in Butterley station. It was ready to work a schools charter the following day, which was cancelled due to the weather, 23/2/05. Stuart Mackay

   

Snow or no snow, work goes on! A Leyland 680 engine destined for 51188 is steam cleaned outside the shed at Butterley , 23/2/05. Stuart Mackay

   

Just two days after arriving, with just charging the batteries the vehicle is seen at Riddings Junction after completing its first test run as a driver trailer coupled to 101 692, 18/2/05. Stuart Mackay

   

In Butterley yard, 18/2/05. Ian Francis

   

In Butterley yard, 18/2/05. Ian Francis

   

The vehicle is seen on a low loader from Shoeburyness, passing the entrance to Butterley station, 16/2/05. Stuart Mackay

 

Interior

 

Cab view of 51188 (driver's side), clearly showing the restoration work undetaken two years previously, 2/10/09. Chris Moxon

   

Cab view of 51188 (secondman's side), clearly showing the restoration work undetaken two years previously, 2/10/09. Chris Moxon

   

The front saloon looking forwards towards the cab, 2/10/09. Chris Moxon

   

The middle saloon looking towards the rear of the vehicle and showing the reupolstered seating, 2/10/09. Chris Moxon

   

The refurbished guards van, 2/10/09. Chris Moxon

   

The cab was given a thorough overhaul at Butterley before moving, 21/7/07. Richard Buckby

   

The interior was given a thorough overhaul at Butterley before moving, 21/7/07. Richard Buckby