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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.

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.