45135/D99 3rd Carabinier
Current Status: Undergoing Heavy Overhaul
Current Livery: BR Blue
Running Number: 45135
Built: 1961 British Railways Crewe
Power Unit: Sulzer 12LDA28-B
Electrical Equipment: Crompton Parkinson
Power Output: 2,500 HP Weight: 133 Tons
Maximum Speed: 90 MPH Length: 67' 11"
Train Brakes: Vacuum and Air Height: 12' 10"
Train Heating: ETH 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45135 is one of eleven preserved Class 45 'Peaks' and was withdrawn by British Railways in March 1987. 3rd Carabinier spent its early preservation years at Peak Rail and moved to the East Lancs in June 1999, first working at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.

45135 was withdrawn from traffic and stopped in 2007 due to dwindling oil pressure on its high hours power unit which is currently undergoing a full strip and rebuild as well as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. It is hoped to start 45135 in the near future.

See the Pioneer Diesel Locomotive Group
website for more details and restoration photos
A small selection of photographs of 45135
Click on any thumnail to view the gallery

With such a large fleet of different locomotives it can be easy for those which are out of service undergoing restoration or essential repairs to get 'lost' or forgotten about. The following is a selection of links to individual locomotive group appeal pages. If you have a little to spare towards a favourite cause they will be extremely happy to hear from you.