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

Stored

 

East Lancashire Railway Nov 16-Present

Current Livery

BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

 

 

TRA Designation

3

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

 

 

 

Owner

A Schofield

 

 

Website

facebook.com/groups/1752246598337995

   

Record Last Updated

6 December 2016

   

Preservation Modifications
Seating rearranged into facing bays in middle saloon.

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Withdrawn from Neville Hill (Leeds) depot in the early 1990's, this vehicle and partner 51842 was purchased for use on the East Lancashire Railway, where they quickly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 The vehicle operated both as a 110 set and with other vehicles on the line until being withdrawn for repairs.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.

Future Plans
To overhaul and return to service.

 

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 (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