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45108/D120
Status: Operational (Visiting Traction)
Livery: BR Blue (Repainted late 2020)
Running Number: 45108
Built: 1961 BR Crewe Works
Traction Type: Diesel-Electric
Equipment: Crompton Parkinson
Power Unit: Sulzer 12LDA28-B
Power Output: 2,500 HP
Max Speed: 90 MPH
Train Brakes: Air and Vacuum
Train Heating: ETH
Weight: 133 Tons
Length: 67' 11"
Height: 12' 10"
Width: 8' 10½"
45108 arrived at the ELR prior to the summer diesel gala in 2017 and is a 1961 Crewe built example. Released to traffic as D120, the loco was a British Railways London Midland Region engine used throughout the country and based at Toton depot near Nottingham.

Originally fitted with a steam heat boiler, D120 was modified in 1973 by the addition of electric train heating equipment to operate the air conditioning fitted to carriages entering service in the 1970s. Two large lumps of concrete ballast reside in the rest of the former boiler room, to maintain the correct weight ratios.

The loco was withdrawn from service in 1987 and then purchased for preservation under the care of Waterman Railways and restored to run as D120 in BR Green. After a period out of use, 45108 passed into the ownership of the Peak Locomotive Company in 2008 and remains a member of their fleet.

Since 2008 the loco has been restored to operational condition with repairs carried to corroded air pipes and reinstatement of the ETH system amongst other works. 45108 is on loan to the ELR until 2022. Train heat capabilty makes 108 a versatile performer and especially useful for the Santa season. The loco is due a repaint soon when capacity is available at the ELR.

The Peak Locomotive Company continue to maintain 45108 as required to keep the loco upto scratch. During the back end of 2020 the opportunity was taken to undertake bodywork repairs and a full repaint. 108 retains the BR Blue livery but with the addition of "Domino" headcodes and is looking sharp!

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)
Summer Diesel Gala
With guests 20066 and 37425 courtesy of HNRC, 26007 courtesy of Kozzy Rail and 47830 courtesy of Freightliner
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.