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.
On December 2nd, 1983 Class 110 DMBC (or now it seems a DMBS) E51811 passes through the crossing at Goole with the 09:35 service to Leeds. Hamish Stevenson.
E51812 + E59697 + E51842 seen in York station on 25/07/1986, with another Class 110 on the left. They are in what was then platforms 10 / 11, these bays became platforms 6 / 7 and generally used for services on the direct route to Leeds and beyond, e.g. to Bradford Interchange and on to Manchester Victoria or Blackpool via Calder Valley route. Some InterCity services terminating at York also use these platforms. Graeme Phillips Collection.
51812 is seen at Leeds, 14/1/89. Note on the end of the adjacent vehicle is a large "189" (or "489"). Does anyone know what this was for? Norman Cross.
A Calder Valley set led by E51813 emerges from Towneley Tunnel with a Leeds service in July 1977. Michael Mensing.
51813 on the rear of a BLS tour seen in Bradford FS station on 30/5/87. Chris Lings.
51813 on the rear of a BLS railtour after arrival into Carlisle station on the 30th May 1987. Chris Lings.
E51813 is seen paired with a Met-Cam vehicle at Scarborough on 15th April 1989. Ian Francis.
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.
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.
E51815 + E59809 + E51831 at Sowerby Bridge on June 19, 1982. John Carter.
Class 110 E51815 + E59703 + E51829 + class 104 M53530 + 53478 in a hybrid livery approach Manchester Victoria on the 16th July 1983. Kevin Law.
Class 110 power car E51815 at Snailwell in February 1988. Surface Stock.
Class 110 E51816 at Snailwell on the 4th February 1989. Surface Stock.