51813 Class 110 Driving Motor Brake Composite

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Location History

East Lancashire Railway 90-03

Current Location

East Lancashire Railway

 

Wensleydale Railway 03-Nov 16

Current Status

Operational

 

East Lancashire Railway Nov 16-Present

Current Livery

BR Green (Half Yellow Panel)

 

 

TRA Designation

3

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

59701 & 51842

 

 

Owner

A Schofield

 

 

Website

facebook.com/groups/1752246598337995

   

Record Last Updated

11 November 2017

   

Preservation Modifications
The second class seating has been rearranged into facing bays in the middle saloon, reducing the vehicle's seating capacity from 12F 33S to 12F 28S.

Preservation Information
Withdrawn from Neville Hill (Leeds) depot in the early 1990's, this vehicle and partner 51842 was purchased for use on the East Lancashire Railway, where they quickly entered service making their passenger debut on the 2/3/91, booked to work the 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00 services from Bury, however they also had to rescue the failed steam loco on the 13:00 and work the remaining services. The set was "completed" following the aquisition of centre trailer 59701 in 1994.

Much restoration work on the vehicle was completed during this period, most notably internal "derefurbishment" which involved the removal of orange Formica and strip lighting amongst other modifications.

In 1995 the vehicle (along with the entire Class 110 set) was repainted into BR Green.

In 2001 the set was the star of the annual railcar convention, being used for the driver experiences.

In 2003 the set was relocated to the Wensleydale Railway where at one point it was seeing daily use. The vehicle operated both as a 110 set and with other vehicles on the line until being withdrawn for repairs.

In 2009 a siezed engine was swapped with one from 51842 and 51813 was returned to traffic, paired with Class 117 51400.

In 2010, the vehicle saw use in the summer as a loco hauled 4-car set with 59500, 59509 & 50746.

In 2011 51842 had returned to traffic and 51813 was paired with it once again.

In 2012, the set was increased to 3-cars via the use of Class 117 TCL 59509 but this was only for a short period and 51813 fell back out of use again.

51813 returned to its former home the East Lancashire Railway in 2016 where it was better placed to receive overhaul work by its owner. However at the time resources were being spent on the overhaul of partner 51842, so 51813 continued in storage to await overhaul.

May 2017 saw 51813's overhaul started. The cab interior was first to be tackled with parts showing signs of water ingress being removed to assess the extent of the damage. During July the cab wiring and parts of the desk were carefully moved to facilitate the welding repairs required to the front end. These repairs continued throughout the summer months, and September was spent reassembling much of the cab interior following the repairs. During the summer, progress had quietly also been made on stripping down the bodysides and roof, repairing where requirted and then preparing for repainting. In October the roof resealing and repainting work was completed and the headcode box glass refitted. The coats of gloss were also being applied to the body, with time becoming increasingly critical as it was intended to finish the vehicle for the railway's Railcar Gala the following month.

In November 2017 the full 3-car set was relaunched into passenger service.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.

 

Two Birmingham's together: E51813 passes M50455 at Bury, 4/11/17. Chris Moxon

   

E51813 leads the 7-car Fish & Chip special at Ramsbottom, 4/11/17. Chris Moxon

   

E51813 posed at Bury during the photo charter, 3/11/17. Chris Moxon

   

The roof following stripping and repainting, 2/10/17. Allan Schofield

   

New metalwork now fitted to the front end, 14/8/17. Allan Schofield

   

Stripping down the front end fopr welding repairs, 26/6/17. Allan Schofield

   

E51813 at Burybeing extracted for overhaul, 2/5/17. Allan Schofield

   

E51813 being returned to the East Lancs, during unloading, 16/11/16. Allan Schofield

   

51813, running as a DMU again, awaits departure from Leeming Bar, 29/4/11. Carl Gorse

   

51813 during a BBQ at Redmire, 30/8/10. Dan Froggatt

   

Operating as vacuum braked coaching stock during the steam hauled summer operations, 51813 is seen here at Leeming Bar whilst the steam loco was running round, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

Operating as vacuum braked coaching stock during the steam hauled summer operations, 51813 is seen here stabled at Leeming Bar following the end of the days services, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

E51813/E59701/59509/51400 form loco hauled stock at Leyburn, 19/8/09. Bill Pugsley

   

Operating on the Wensleydale Line as part of a mixed set which comprised Class 110 DMBS 51813, TS 59701 and 117 DMS 51400, 7/12/08. Tom Clift

   

Operating on the Wensleydale Line as part of a mixed set which comprised Class 110 DMBS 51813, TS 59701 and 117 DMS 51400, 7/12/08. Tom Clift

   

Operating on the Wensleydale Line as part of a mixed set which comprised Class 110 DMBS 51813, TS 59701 and 117 DMS 51400, 7/12/08. Tom Clift

   

Operating on the Wensleydale Line as part of a mixed set which comprised Class 110 DMBS 51813, TS 59701 and 117 DMS 51400, 7/12/08. Tom Clift

   

In the yard at Leeming Bar, 2004. Peter Wreford

   

51813 stabled at Leeming Bar, 12/8/04. David Beardmore

   

51813 stands at Leeming at the end of the day's services, 8/11/03. Lee Senior

   

Stabled at Leeming Bar shortly after arrival from the East Lancs Railway, 2003. John Law

   

E51813, E59701 & E51842 stabled at Bury, 11/9/99. John Cordrey

   

At Ramsbotom, 7/7/98. Chris Mills

   

At Bury, 1/9/97. Stuart Mackay

 

 

Interior

 

The cab desk now gone to facilitate body repairs, 14/8/17. Allan Schofield

   

The cab components being stripped to allow water ingress repairs, 23/5/17. Allan Schofield

   

The cab (driver's side), 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

The cab (secondman's side), 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

The first class saloon, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

The middle saloon, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

A passenger vestibule, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

View of the guards cage, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

View of the guards area, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

View of the guards area, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

An interior shot, 8/11/03. Lee Senior