51842 Class 110 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory

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Location History

East Lancashire Railway 90-03

Current Location

East Lancashire Railway

 

Wensleydale Railway 03-Nov 16

Current Status

Under Restoration

 

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 & rear saloons.

Preservation Information
Withdrawn from Neville Hill (Leeds) depot in the early 1990's, this vehicle and partner 51813 was purchased for use on the East Lancashire Railway, where they quickly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 The vehicle operated both as a 110 set and with other vehicles on the line until being withdrawn for repairs.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 51842 donated an engine to keep 51813 in traffic.

During 2009 & 2010 the vehicle was repainted while engines were being refurbished off site.

By 2011, enough engines had been returned to allow 51842 to return to service with 51813 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 51842 fell back out of use again.

51842 returned to its former home the East Lancashire Railway in 2016 where it was better placed to receive overhaul work by its owner. With work on centre trailer 59701 recently completed, restoration work on 51842's front end started immediately.

Future Plans
To overhaul and return to service.

 

The front bufferbeam after needle gunning, 3/12/16. Allan Schofield

   

Bodywork repairs to the cab front, 19/11/16. Allan Schofield

   

The cab roof dome after removal, 18/11/16. Allan Schofield

   

Immediately after arrival, work starts on cab bodywork, 16/11/16. Allan Schofield

   

E51842 having just returned to the East Lancs, shortly after unloading, 16/11/16. Allan Schofield

   

E51842 & E51813 in service at Redmire, 27/7/12. Andrew Gallon

   

51842 under repair at Leeming Bar, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

51842 under repair at Leeming Bar, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

51842's worksplate, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

Recently refurbished No2 engine, 21/8/10. Chris Moxon

   

No1 engine being rebuilt, 21/8/10. Paul Moxon

   

No1 engine being rebuilt, 21/8/10. Paul Moxon

   

E51842 stabled at Leeming Bar, 23/2/05. John Carter

   

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

   

Class 110 DMC 51842 on the East Lancs Rly, 1/9/97.Stuart Mackay

   

51842 at Rawtenstall whilst still in Blue & Grey livery, 1992. John Law

   

51842 & 51813 at Bury, 1/3/91. David McGuire

 

 

Interior

 

The interior of 51842, taken on the Wensleydale Railway, 8/11/03. Lee Senior