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45135/D99 3rd Carabinier
Status: Heavy Overhaul
Livery: BR Blue
Running Number: 45135
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"
45135 is one of eleven preserved Class 45 'Peaks' and was withdrawn by British Railways in March 1987. 3rd Carabinier spent its early preservation years at Peak Rail and moved to the East Lancs in June 1999, first working at the July Gala that year.
3rd Carabinier
Amalgamated into the The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RSDG) along with the Royal Scots Greys, the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) were themselves formed in 1922 from another amalgamation of the old 3rd Dragoon Guards and the Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards).

As Scotland's senior regiment and her only regular cavalry, the RSDG lineage includes ancient regiments giving claim to be the oldest surviving Cavalry Line in the British Army. The Headquarters of the RSDG (Carabiniers & Greys) is situated within the walls of Edinburgh Castle.

A Carabinier by dictionary definition is a soldier armed with a carbine - a lightweight rifle with a short barrel or light automatic rifle. The name was also carried by Fowler/Stanier Class 4-6-0 Royal Scot, 46125.

45135 was withdrawn from traffic and stopped in 2007 due to dwindling oil pressure on its high hours power unit which is currently undergoing a full strip and rebuild as well as general maintenance around the loco. The generator will go away for cleaning and inspection before the loco returns to service.

See the Pioneer Diesel Locomotive Group
website for more details and restoration photos
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.