Just over seven months since entering the shed at Haworth, our Class 101 DMU consisting of vehicles Sc51803 and M51189 has made its first moves on Friday 20th October following overhaul.
During its time in the works, a significant amount of body repairs have been completed with the majority of windows having been removed to access the corroded bodywork. As a change to the livery previously carried, the unit has been out-shopped in British Railways all over Blue with full yellow ends, a livery first introduced in 1967 and could be found on Class 101’s into the 1980’s. The work has also seen the installation of newly fabricated route indicators on each cab front as per original drawings to reflect the era the unit now portrays. Other works carried out during its time in the shed have included replacing sections of the exhausts, installation of new silencers and a change-out of final drive seals in M51189.
Its first planned run back in traffic is on the Railcar Running Weekend of 28th – 29th October, running on both days of the event.