|Built:||1959 BRCW Lot No30592|
|Transmission:||2x Wilson 4-Speed|
|Power Unit:||2x Rolls Royce C6NFLH|
|Power Output:||2x 180 HP|
|Max Speed:||70 MPH|
|Train Brakes:||Vacuum Only|
|Train Heating:||2x Smiths Heater|
|Built:||1959 BRCW Lot 30593|
|Built:||1959 BRCW Lot No30594|
E51813 and E51842 started their life in preservation at the East Lancashire Railway, arriving in March 1990, first used for passenger traffic on March 2nd 1991. The TSL centre car, 59701, was aquired in 1994, a rare survivor as most of these were withdrawn in 1982. Only one other Class 110 set survives, 57071 and 52077, based at the Lakeside and Haverthwaite.
2003 saw the set relocated to the Wensleydale Railway where it remained until 2016 when an agreement to return to the ELR was reached. Centre car E59701 was first to arrive, in February, followed by both power cars in November.
E59701 was quickly restored to operational condition, being deployed as a centre car with the operational Class 117 unit W51339 & W51382 towards the end of 2016.
Next, the power cars. E51842 was first in the queue and saw considerable attention, especially to the cab area where BRCW units commonly suffer with corrosion from water ingress. The team worked tirelessly, completing '42 by July 2017. E51813 was next into works and again cab rot was high on the list along with general refurbishment.November 2017 saw both power cars restored and reunited with TSL E59701 ready to take part in the DMU Gala Weekend, 4th and 5th of November. The 110 is currently stored, effectively serviceable but requires attention to the multiple working system, along with a few other minor repairs.
There are a wide range of events at the East Lancashire Railway ranging from Family and Education, Re-enactments, Sci-Fi, Transport and Collector's Fairs.
Selected events are shown below. See the ELR Website for the full event schedule.
|Day Out with Thomas||Saturday 30th September and
Sunday 1st October
|Autumn Steam Gala||Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and
Sunday 15th October
|Halloween Ghost Trains||Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and
Saturday 28th October
|DMU Weekend||Saturday 18th and
Sunday 19th November
|Santa Specials||Saturday 25th November
to Sunday 24th December
Whilst Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, the ELR encourage passengers observe sensible social distancing precautions. See the ELR Website for the latest details.
All events subject to availability
While every effort will be made to ensure events take place as advertised, rostered locos or units are available and running to the advertised timetable, the ELR reserves the right to cancel or terminate without prior notice.