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Class 08 08944/D4174
Status: Awaiting Disposal
Livery: Black
Running No: 08944
Built: 1962 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: Air & Vacuum
Weight: 50 Tons
Length: 29' 3"
Height: 12' 8½"
Width: 8' 6"
Built by BR at Darlington Works, D4174 was new to Ebbw Junction in June 1962 then relocated to Landore in 1969, becoming 08944 under the TOPS scheme during 1974.

08944 became a Mainline Freight loco in 1994 and was eventually withdrawn in April 1998 at Old Oak Common. The loco arrived at the ELR in 2001 where it saw use in the shunting fleet, being particularly useful having Air brake capability.

Sadly 08944 has been stored unserviceable for several years now and following component recovery will likely be for disposal in due course.

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)
Storm The Castle
with 4079 Pendennis Castle
Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th April
Western Region Weekend
featuring D9531, D7076, D832, 45108 and 50015 alongside 4079 Pendennis Castle
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April
Storm The Castle
with 4079 Pendennis Castle
Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st,
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th
and Monday 6th May
Vintage 1940s Weekend Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and
Monday 27th 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.