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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)
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.