Class 09 09024/D4112
Status: Operational
Livery: BR Railfreight Grey
Running No: 09024
Built: 1961 BR Horwich
Traction Type: Diesel-Electric
Equipment: English Electric
Power Unit: English Electric 6KT
Power Output: 350 HP
Max Speed: 27½ MPH
Wheel Arr: 0-6-0
Train Brakes: Air & Vacuum
Weight: 50 Tons
Length: 29' 3"
Height: 12' 8½"
Width: 8' 6"
Built by Horwich Works in 1961, D4112 was initially deployed to London Midland Region, variously based at Willesden, Rugby, Crewe and Chester. Then after a breif spell at Bristol Bath Road, renumbered as 09024 in the TOPS scheme, the loco was transferred to the BR Southern Region and based at Southampton.

Clearly based on the standard Class 08 design, the main difference with the 09s is they are geared differently allowing a higher top speed around 27mph, making them useful for short trip freight work as well as traditional shunting duties. 09024 went on into the privatisation era of British Railways working for the Mainline Freight company, seeing use at Eastleigh amongst other locations..

After withdrawal and a fairly close call with the scrapman, 09024 was secured for preservation and arrived at the ELR in 2015. The loco has been used extensively around the ELR, particulary as Buckley Wells pilot, and received a repaint into Railfreight Grey in 2017.

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