51565 Class 108 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory

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Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Location History

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 92-Present

Current Location

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

 

 

Current Status

Under Overhaul

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green (Half Yellow Panel)

 

 

TRA Designation

4

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

50928

 

 

Owner

Bradford Metropolitan Council

 

 

Website

None

   

Record Last Updated

5 December 2015

   

Preservation Modifications
None

Preservation Information
51565 was preserved with partner 50928 in 1992 by Bradford Metroploitan Council, who based it on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

51565 was quickly repainted into green with half yellow panel and the original two character headcode box was returned to the front end.

51565 then saw 20 years of extensive use and proved a most valuable asset to the railway. It saw frequent use all year round and was never been withdrawn from traffic for major repairs.

In 2007 the railway recognised the need to overhaul 51565 in the near future. This lead to the aquisition of a Class 101 set, which the railway restored to relieve the vehicle of its duties.

It was to be 2013 however before the Class 101 was reliably operating services, following which 51565 was finally withdrawn from traffic for a full overhaul.

In September 2015 the overhaul of 51565 was started with a bogie rebuild being the first task.

Future Plans
The railway plan to fully overhaul 51565, and partner 50928, following which the unit can return to service to share duties with the Class 101. 4-car formations are also intended during busier times.

 

M51565's bogie at Ingrow being overhauled, 17/9/15. KWVR Diesel Railcar Group

   

M51565 is lifted to extract a bogie for overhaul, 5/9/15. Shaun Whitehead

   

M51565/M50928 operating services at Keighley. The set was to be withdrawn from traffic not long after, 28/7/13. James Horrell

   

M51565 stabled at Haworth during the diesel gala, 12/5/12. Chris Moxon

   

M51565/M50928 in service just outside Keighley, 22/5/11. GT47581

   

51565 & 50928 stand in Keighley station during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

51565 stands in Keighley station during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

51565 & 50928 departing Keighley during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

51565 & 50928 approach Ingrow West during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

51565 & 50928 at Ingrow West during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

51565 & 50928 at Oakworth during a DMU only service during spring half term week, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

Corridor view of 51565 at Oxenhope, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

View of 51565's No1 engine at Keighley, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

51565 & 50928 at Haworth, 17/9/08. John Law

   

51565 & 50928 in service at Keighley, 6/7/08. David Beardmore

   

51565 & 50928 at Ingrow, 18/6/05. Simon Edwards

   

51565 & 50928 stand in Oxenhope station, 30/8/97. Stuart Mackay

 

Interior

 

View of the cab (drivers side), 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

View of the cab (secondmans side), 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

View of the first class saloon, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

View of the middle saloon, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon

   

View of the rear saloon, 6/4/09. Chris Moxon