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Vehicle 51814

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


28/07/61 New to 51A (Darlington)
3w/e 30/12/61 Transferred to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
31/12/61 On loan to 26A (Newton Heath)
4w/e 27/01/62 Ex-loan back to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
Dec-67Depot code change55F (Bradford Hammerton St)
May-73Depot code changeHS (Bradford Hammerton St)
13/05/84 Transferred to NL (Neville Hill) - Hammerton Street closed
15/03/87 Withdrawn from NL (Neville Hill)

Some sample formations the vehicle has been noted in:

51814 59698 51834 As delivered to 51A - 28th July 1961
51814 59698 51834 Transfer to 26A - 31/12/61 - on loan
51814 59698 51834 Transfer to 56G - 4w/e 27/01/62 - ex loan
51814 59703 52083 Noted 10/11/79
51814 52083 Noted 22/07/87



Date: 30th March 1980

The preserved blue/grey liveried Class 502 set keeps company with a pair of BRCW 3-Car DMU sets in the carriage sidings at Southport on March 30th 1980. The nearest set is a Class 110 'Calder Valley' with Driving Motor Composite E51814 looking rather grimy. Close examination of the side and cab lower edge suggests it may have had a close encounter with some other object or been in a bit of a mishap. Alongside the 110 is a 3-Car Class 104, with Centre Composite Trailer M59185 on view. The set was one of the Manchester-Blackpool 'white liners', whose diagrams included the odd trip to Southport from Manchester Victoria. The car park beyond looks rather empty. Martyn Hilbert.


Date: 22nd July 1985

A Class 110 seen at Newcastle on 22/07/1985. Whilst this Yorkshire-based class might have made occasional visits to Newcastle as arrivals from York, this image shows E51814 + E52083 awaiting departure with the 18:35 Newcastle - Sunderland Graeme Phillips Collection.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 10th November 1979

Stabled in what can rather loosely be described as a 'shed' 'Calder Valley' BRCW Class 110 DMU Nos. E52083-E59703-E51814 inside the roofless depot at Bradford Hammerton Street on 10th November 1979. The Class 110 diesel multiple units were built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in conjunction with the Drewry Car Co. to operate services on the former Lancashire and Yorkshire main line, and spent their entire careers based around this same area. This earned them the name of the 'Calder Valley' sets. They were an updated version of the Class 104, with a revised cab design and raised bodyside window frames. Of the depot itself, the former Hammerton Street shed in Bradford closed to steam in 1958 to concentrate on DMU and diesel shunter maintenance and finally closed in 1984 when the remaining class 110 units allocated there were transferred to Neville Hill depot in Leeds. Gordon Edgar.


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