|Built:||1961 BR Horwich|
|Power Unit:||English Electric 6KT|
|Power Output:||350 HP|
|Max Speed:||27½ MPH|
|Train Brakes:||Air & Vacuum|
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.
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.
|Summer Diesel Gala||Thursday 30th June, Friday 1st
and Saturday 2nd July
|Day Out with Thomas||Saturday 6th and
Sunday 7th August
|Autumn Diesel Gala||Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and
Sunday 18th September
|Day Out with Thomas||Saturday 1st and
Sunday 2nd October
|DMU Weekend||Saturday 12th and
Sunday 13th November
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.