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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)
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 1st and
Sunday 2nd October
An Evening with John Cameron at Bury Transport Museum (includes meal) Friday Evening 14th October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October
DMU Weekend Saturday 12th and
Sunday 13th November

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.