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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08944 became a Mainline Freight loco in 1994 and was eventually withdrawn in April 1998 at Old Oak Common.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)
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.