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Vehicle 52083

Class 110

BR Diagram 563

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: 30692
Diagram: 563


20/01/62 New to 26A (Newton Heath)
Sep-63Depot code change9D (Newton Heath)
2w/e 06/05/67 On loan to 56G (Bradford Hammerton St)
2w/e 03/06/67 Transferred 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15/03/87 Withdrawn from NL (Neville Hill)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:

52073 59815 52083 As delivered to 26A - 20th January 1962
51814 59703 52083 Noted 10/11/79
51814 52083 Noted 22/07/87



Date: unknown

A Class 110 set at Sheffield, with 52083 closest. Undated, but as the other two vehicles are in blue this was probably taken in the early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


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.

The vehicle is mentioned in the following images:


Date: 18th May 1980

08525 rescues failed E52083 + E59711 + E52072 seen at Holgate, York on 17/05/1980. John Carter.


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.


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