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Class 08 08164/D3232 Prudence
Status: Operational
Livery: BR Blue
Running No: 08164
Built: 1956 BR Darlington
Traction Type: Diesel-Electric
Equipment: English Electric
Power Unit: English Electric 6KT
Power Output: 350 HP
Max Speed: 15 MPH
Wheel Arr: 0-6-0
Train Brakes: Vacuum Only
Weight: 50 Tons
Length: 29' 3"
Height: 12' 8½"
Width: 8' 6"
Built by BR at Darlington Works in 1956, the loco was new in January to Hull Dairycoates with the early BR number 13232, becoming D3232 in 1959 and remaining a North Eastern Region machine throughout, particularly based at all three Hull depots. Withdrawn by BR in March 1986 with over 30 years service under her belt, a further career began with RFS Engineering at Doncaster where she was named 'Prudence' and numbered 002.

Prudence moved to the East Lancs Railway in August 1998 and has been a constant workhorse throughout. The loco ran in Green as D3232 for many years before it was stopped for engine and general overhaul and outshopped in BR Blue complete with nameplates. 08164 remains in regular use around the ELR having clocked up an impressive 64+ years since new!

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.