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Class 08 08479/D3594
Status: Operational
Livery: BR Black
Running No: 13594
Built: 1958 BR Horwich
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"
Although built in the North West at Horwich Works on the outskirts of Bolton, D3594 spent her entire BR career in the West of England and South Wales, the vast majority based around Cardiff and Newport with a spell at Newton Abbot. She became 08479 during 1974 as part of the TOPS renumbering scheme.

08479 was withdrawn from traffic in November 1991 at Cardiff Canton, entering preservation in 1993 and relocating to the ELR. For much of its ELR life 08479 ran in the BR Blue it was withdrawn in and was for many years arguably the hardest working loco based at Bury.

Running in fictional BR Black livery and numbered 13594, the loco forms part of the Baron Street Works pilot team with MSC 4002 and sees occasional usage as required.

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)
Legends of Steam Event Friday 15th, Saturday 16th
and Sunday 17th March
Western Region Weekend Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th
and Monday 6th May
Summer Diesel Gala Thursday 27th, Friday 28th
and Saturday 29th June
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August
Autumn Diesel Gala Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 11th, Saturday 12th
and Sunday 13th October
DMU Weekend Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November

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.