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Vehicle 51809


Class 110

BR Diagram 564

Builder: BRC&W
Type: Low Density
Length: 57ft
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Engines: Rolls Royce 180hp
Transmission: Mechanical
Lot Number: 30592
Diagram: 564

Allocations

10/06/61 New to 51A (Darlington)
3w/e 30/12/61 Transferred to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
Dec-67Depot code change55F (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-73Depot code changeHS (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29/06/89 Withdrawn from NL (Neville Hill) PZQX

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:


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 59809 51840 Noted 15/05/79
51809 51846 Noted 28th December 1986
51809 51846 Noted 28/03/87
51809 52085 Noted 22/11/87
51809 51838 Noted 09/01/88
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 59096 51843 Noted 06/02/89

Images:

DMU

Date: 15th May 1979

51809 / 59809 / 51840 enter Wakefield Westgate working a Huddersfield shuttle, 15th May 1979. Malcolm Clements.

DMU

Date: 2nd July 1981

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.

DMU

Date: 28th March 1987

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.

DMU

Date: 9th January 1988

A Class 110 DMU at Lincoln Central on 09/01/1988, formed of 51809 + 51838. Graeme Phillips Collection.

DMU

Date: March 1989

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.

DMU

Date: 29th April 1990

E51809, E78969, E78713 and E51183 at Vic Berrys, Leicester on 29-4-90. Kevin Dowd.

DMU

Date: 11th May 1990

Cutting started on Class 110 E51809 when seen at Vic Berry's on May 11th 1990. Surface Stock.

                                                                                                                                                                             


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