52071 Class 110 Driving Motor Brake Composite

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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway90-Present

Current Location

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

 

 

Current Status

Operational

 

 

Current Livery

BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

 

 

TRA Designation

3

   

Partner Vehicle(s)

52077

 

 

Owner

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Co Ltd

 

 

Website

www.lakesiderailway.co.uk

   

Record Last Updated

6 March 2013

   

Preservation Modifications
Additional steps fitted to doorways to aid boarding/alighting at the railway's very low platforms.

Preservation Information
Withdrawn from Neville Hill (Leeds) depot in the early 1990's, this vehicle and partner 52077 was purchased for use on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. The railway was offered a full 3-car set for the same price as a 2-car, but space constraints at the time meant that only the two vehicles could be housed.

The set appears to have lead a stable life on the line, remaining in service. However as a primarily steam operated tourist railway (with very little booked diesel running) use of the DMU has been modest.

The vehicle has had the seating reupholstered since British Rail days, in a material normally associated with loco-hauled coaching stock.

As of 2011, the vehicle's annual booked running included two weekends performing as "Daisy" for the Day out with Thomas events and three weekends operating a winter-weekend service during November.

Future Plans
To maintain in service.

 

A "grabbed" photo of M52071 in the shed at Haverthwaite, 3/8/12. Chris Moxon

   

52071 & 52077 stand at Haverthwaite awaiting the 11:00 departure for Lakeside. 99% of trains are locomotive hauled services, the Mk1 coaching set for which can be seen stabled alongside, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

52071 catches the sun at Haverthwaite awaiting the 11:00 departure for Lakeside. The vehicle's exterior appearance remains smart despite the length of time since a repaint. This is indicative of the railways policy to stable the unit either inside a shed or tunnel, which has saved it from much sun and rain damage, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

52071 catches the sun at Haverthwaite awaiting the 11:00 departure for Lakeside. One preservation modification on the vehicle is the extra step fitted to the passenger doorways which can be seen here. This is, perhaps obviously, to aid boarding and alighting at the railway's very low platforms, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

A corridor end view of 52071 at Haverthwaite awaiting the 11:00 departure for Lakeside. The vehicle is in original lined green livery with speed whiskers. Although the British Railways crest has been included in the centre of the vehicle, the vehicle numbers have not, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

52071 & 52077 thread their way alongide the southern extremity of Lake Windermere near Lakeside station, working the 12:30 service from Haverthwaite. Although a very tree-lined section of line during the summer season, by November clearer views become available to both passenger and photographer, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

52071 tails 52077 on the approach to Newby Bridge on the 13:15 Lakeside-Haverthwaite service. This was the third of four round trips which were operating to connect with steamer sailings on Lake Windermere. Currently, this diesel weekend service (which operates only in November) and two Thomas weekends are the only booked workings for the railway's Class 110 set, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

A view of the No2 engine and associated mechanics of 52071. The Rolls Royce engines have reportedly served the set well during over 20 years of preservation use, but are due for some attention during 2012, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

A view of the roof detail of 52071 at Haverthwaite. The railway has returned the 4-character headcode box to its original appearance, although it is suspected that the mechanics are not operational, as this view taken in 2011 is showing the same headcode as a previous image taken nearly 15 years previously! 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

52071 & 52077 in service at Haverthwaite, 13/11/05. John Carter

   

52071 on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite, 29/8/97. Stuart Mackay

 

Interior

 

View of the drivers position, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

View of the secondmans side of the cab, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

The first class saloon, which has been reupholstered in coaching stock material and effectively "declassified" for preservation use. Note the paytrain sticker which still survives on the cab door, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

The second class saloon, which has been reupholstered in coaching stock material, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

A seating bay in the second class saloon. Most of the Formica panels survive undamaged, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

A vestibule. The railway have not backdated the interior, therefore the post-refurbishment orange Formica bulkheads survive, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

View of the guards seat, showing the unusual and slightly restrictive layout of the Class 110 guards van, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon

   

View of the guards van. The cage is still fitted, having not been removed in preservation use, 13/11/11. Chris Moxon