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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 Withdrawn by BR in March 1986 with over 30 years service under her belt, a further career began with RFS Engineering at Doncaster where she was named 'Prudence' and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)
Flying Scotsman on Display Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Friday 10th March
Flying Scotsman at the ELR Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March
1940s Weekend Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th April
and Monday 1st May
Summer Diesel Gala Thursday 29th, Friday 30th June and
Saturday 1st July
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August
Autumn Diesel Gala Friday 15th and
Saturday 16th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 30th September and
Sunday 1st October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and
Sunday 15th October

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.