51192 Class 101 Driving Motor Brake Second

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East Lancashire Railway05-Aug 12

Current Location

North Norfolk Railway

 

North Norfolk Railway Aug 12-Present

Current Status

Operational

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

56352

 

 

Owner

National Railway Museum

 

 

Website

www.nrm.org.uk

   

Record Last Updated

10 December 2016

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
51192 was latterly part of set 101693 and was withdrawn from the Manchester area in the early 2000’s. It was selected for preservation by the National Railway Museumand became part of the National Collection, along with its partner, 56352.

51192 was never moved to the National Railway Museum, being put on a seven year loan to the East Lancashire Railway where it arrived in as-withdrawn condition in 2005.

51192 was in good condition however, so was launched into passenger service briefly in November 2005, before being taken out of service a year later for a repaint into BR Green.

51192 & 56352 then operated ELRDMU services during the 2007-2012 seasons, running midweek in the summer and at weekends during the low season. At first it was the minstay of operations, however its workload was gradually shared following the introuduction of the line's Class 122 in 2009 and Class 108 in 2011.

51192 & 56352 were moved to the North Norfolk Railwayin 2012 as the original loan agreement had expired. The NRM agreed a five year loan with the NNR, who were to use 51192 & 56352 as a supporting set for the line's very intensively used Class 101 set, 51228 & 56062, as 51228 in particular was in need of some time out for overhaul. Regular entry into NNR service was delayed however folowing some mechanical problems discovered on 51192 which had to be rectified over the winter months.

During the 2013 season, 51192 was dogged with mechanical problems, but was finally made reliable during June. It ran all of the railway's DMU services for the latter part of 2013 with partner 56352.

In early 2014, 51192's partner was withdrawn from service due to rotten door posts, and replaced with 56062 from the railway's own Class 101 set, this new combination working all DMU services during the main operating season. During August, 51192 was unexpededly withdrawn for repairs after the No2 engine failed due to the collapse of one of the cylinders. The engine was swapped and the vehicle returned to service 6 weeks later. In October, 51192 was reformed back with its normal partner 56352.

51192 received a 2-character route indicator box on the cab front in June 2015, albeit a non-operational box, fixed in the "B2" position.

In 2016 the vehicle was brought into the Carriage & Wagon works for a fast-track repaint, as its external appearance had become poor. An intensive few weeks was spent during August sanding, filling and repainting. The roof was also scraped back and repainted, the vent patches resealed and the 1980's radio pod removed. The opportunity was taken to change the vehicle to the later style of BR lining, the yellow panel being lost in favour of speed whiskers. 51192 was completed in just four weeks and was back in daily service by early September.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.

 

M51192 shortly after being pulled out of the sheds following repainting, 3/9/16. Steve Allan
   
M51192 brought up to the gloss coat, 26/8/16. Chris Moxon
   
M51192 ready for painting after filler and primer had been applied. The roof has also been repainted, 19/8/16. Chris Moxon
   
M51192 having old rust and filler removed. The 1980's radio roof pod is also gone, 11/8/16. Chris Moxon
   

M51192/M56352 stand at Holt during the line's diesel weekend. The weekend was also the anniversary of 30 years of Network SouthEast. To help commemmorate this, M51192 carried an NSE destination blind during the event, 12/6/16. Chris Moxon

   

M51192 having received a 2-character route indicator box on the cab front, albeit a non-operational box, fixed in the "B2" position. It is seen at Weybourne, 11/6/15. Chris Moxon

   

M51192/M56352 stand at Sheringham with the 14:15 to Holt during half term week operations, 18/2/15. Chris Moxon

   

M51192/M56352 in service at Holt, 17/6/13. Chris Moxon

   

M51192 undergoing gearbox repairs at Weybourne, shortly after arrival from Bury, 20/8/12. Ian McLoughlin

   

National Railway Museum owned DMUs passing at Bury Bolton Street. M51192/M56352 stand on the left with the 11:05 Rawtenstall-Heywood, and Class 108 set M51922/M51562 stand on the right with the 11:30 Heywood-Rawtenstall service during the annual DMU Day, 17/3/12. Chris Moxon

   

M51192/M56352 stand at Bury Bolton Street (Platform 3) with the 11:05 Rawtenstall-Heywood service during the annual DMU Day, 17/3/12. Chris Moxon

   

51192 stands at Bury during the 2011 DMU Day, 19/3/11. Chris Moxon

   

51192 at Bury during the 2011 DMU Day, 19/3/11. Chris Moxon

   

Corridor end view of 51192 standing at Bury during the 2011 DMU Day, 19/3/11. Chris Moxon

   

51192 crossing Class 122 55001 at Ramsbottom during the 2011 DMU Day, 19/3/11. Chris Moxon

   

Corridor end view of 51192 standing at Rawtenstall during the 2011 DMU Day, 19/3/11. Chris Moxon

   

51192 approaching the motorway at Heap Bridge during the 2011 DMU Day, 19/3/11. Chris Moxon

   

51192 gleams in the sunshine passing Heap Bridge on a crisp winter's weekend, 30/1/10. Chris Moxon

   

51192 at Bury running shutles in conjunction with the ELR's Santa Specials, 20/12/09. Chris Moxon

   

51192 departs Irwell Vale during the 2009 DMU Day, 7/2/09. Chris Moxon

   

51192 at Bury during a diesel gala. Ian McDonald

   

51192 just after leaving Irwell Vale during a diesel gala. Ian McDonald

   

51192 at Ramsbottom during a diesel gala. Ian McDonald

   

 

   

51192 back in traffic. Barry

   

The bodyshell now complete, just the number to finish off. It was completely brush painted, and hand signwritten, the painter / photographer being a time served coachpainted with BREL, 23/11/06. Barry

   

The bodyshell now complete, just the number to finish off. It was completely brush painted, and hand signwritten, the painter / photographer being a time served coachpainted with BREL, 23/11/06. Barry

   

The start of the green gloss being applied, 2006. Barry

   

In the paintshop, with work well underway for painting into green, 13/9/06. Barry

   

51192 & 54352's first day of traffic on the East Lancs, seen here waiting before working the 09:00 Bury to Rawtenstall service, 5/11/05. Simon Cross

   

51192 & 54352's first day of traffic on the East Lancs, seen here on it's second trip of the day, the 11:15 Heywood - Rawtenstall passing Duckworth level crossing , 5/11/05. Simon Cross

 

Interior

 

M51192's front saloon during the annual DMU Day, 17/3/12. Chris Moxon