Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Rolls Royce 180hp
Lot Number: 30592
|10/06/61||New to||51A (Darlington)|
|3w/e 30/12/61||Transferred to||56G (Bradford Hammerton St)|
|Dec-67||Depot code change||55F (Bradford Hammerton St)|
|4w/e 27/04/68||Transferred to||50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)|
|4w/e 28/06/69||Transferred to||55H (Neville Hill)|
|Jun-71||Transferred to||55F (Bradford Hammerton St)|
|May-73||Depot code change||HS (Bradford Hammerton St)|
|13/05/84||Transferred to||NL (Neville Hill)||- Hammerton Street closed|
|p/e 17/06/89||Sector Change to||PZQX|
|29/06/89||Withdrawn from||NL (Neville Hill) PZQX|
|51809||59693||51829||As delivered to 51A - 10th June 1961|
|51809||59693||51829||Transfer to 56G - 3w/e 30/12/61|
|51809||59709||51829||Transfer to 55H - 4w/e 28/06/69|
|51809||51846||Noted 28th December 1986|
|401||51809||51843||Formation change - NL - 2w/e 13/03/88 - 51843 replaced 51838|
|51809||51843||Listed at NL - early Apr-88|
|51809||59690||51843||Noted circa May-88|
|501||51809||59690||51843||Formed at NL p/e 17/06/88|
|501||51809||59096||51843||Listed at NL - Feb-89|
51809 / 59809 / 51840 enter Wakefield Westgate working a Huddersfield shuttle, 15th May 1979. Malcolm Clements.
One of the aesthetically pleasing Class 110 BRCW 'Calder Valley' dmu sets is seen at York on 2nd July 1981. The leading car , E51809, was ex shops on 5/6/81 explaining its pristine condition. It lasted in service until 1989 before being cut up at Vic Berry's yard in Leicester. Here E51809 is leading E59814 and E52076. The redundant four character headcode panel has been plated over, this modification happened from around 1977 onwards following the abandonment of the codes. Gerard Fletcher.
A 1961 built BRC&W built "MetroTrain" branded class 110 'Calder Valley' 2 car dmu, E51809 and E51846, leaves Oxspring Tunnel on the old Wath branch of the 1500DC Woodhead system, with a Huddesfield-Sheffield service, 28th March 1987. These units were an updated version of the class 104 but powered by the much more powerful Rolls Royce C6NFLH engines , 2 per driving car, designed for the route they were built for, the Lancashire & Yorkshire mainline, hence the nickname 'Calder Valley' they were originally delivered as 3 car units. The last of the class were taken out of service in October 1989 but by then they were no longer common in the Calder Valley. Andrew J Crowther.
A Class 110 DMU at Lincoln Central on 09/01/1988, formed of 51809 + 51838. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 110 DMBS 51809 leads a Met-Camm vehicle with a service heading to Morecambe at Carnforth, Lancashire in March 1989. In the background can be seen the signal box of Furness Railway origin, along with semaphores, including under the station canopy to the right. Graeme Phillips Collection.
E51809, E78969, E78713 and E51183 at Vic Berrys, Leicester on 29-4-90. Kevin Dowd.
Cutting started on Class 110 E51809 when seen at Vic Berry's on May 11th 1990. Surface Stock.