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Class 07 07013/D2997
Status: Stored Unserviceable
Livery: BR Blue
Running No: 07013
Built: 1962 Ruston & Hornsby
Traction Type: Diesel-Electric
Equipment: AEI
Power Unit: Paxman 6RPHL
Power Output: 275 HP
Max Speed: 20 MPH
Wheel Arr: 0-6-0
Train Brakes: Air and Vacuum
Weight: 43 Tons
Length: 26' 9½"
Height: 12' 10"
Width: 8' 6"
Built by Ruston & Hornsby in 1962, as a variant of their Type LSSE, D2997 was a Southern Region loco for the whole of its BR career, being based at Southampton, Eastleigh and Bournemouth. Whilst having superior visibility compared to Class 08/09, the 07s were non-standard and with only 14 built, they were withdrawn after a fairly short life of 15 years at most, 07013 being officially withdrawn in July 1977.

Several of the Class were sold on to industry, 07013 being used by Dow Chemical Company of King's Lynn apparently from 1976 so quite possibly on loan from BR initially as official withdrawal was July 1977. Following a career at Dow, 07013 was purchased by HNRC and moved to Barrow Hill where it was cosmetically restored to BR Blue livery. The loco also spent some time at Peak Rail within the Rowsley South Heritage Shunters Trust site.

07013 arrived at Bury on the 14th of May 2013 is currently awaiting restoration and a power unit swap. The loco is stored unservicable near to Bury South Signal Box.

A time-lapse video of 07013 being unloaded at Bury can be seen on YouTube.

ELR Events

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.

Event Date(s)
Summer Diesel Gala Thursday 30th June, Friday 1st
and Saturday 2nd July
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 6th and
Sunday 7th August
Autumn Diesel Gala Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and
Sunday 18th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 1st and
Sunday 2nd October
DMU Weekend Saturday 12th and
Sunday 13th November

Covid Safety
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.

ELR Website
Check out the ELR Website for the full event schedule.