|Works Number:||No 1131 / 1960 Rugby|
|Power Unit:||Paxman 16YHXL|
|Electrical Equipment:||British Thomson-Houston|
|Power Output:||800 HP||Weight:||69 Tons|
|Maximum Speed:||60 MPH||Length:||42' 0"|
|Train Brakes:||Vacuum Only||Height:||12' 6"|
|Train Heating:||None||Width:||9' 2"|
By 1971 the whole class of 44 had been withdrawn with just four surviving in departmental useage. Initially withdrawn in February 1969, D8233 saw use as a carriage heating unit, numbered ADB968001 and was completely withdrawn in 1982. The loco was saved for preservation in 1984 and has had a number of homes including the ELR once before in the late 1980s.
More recently, D8233 was based at the Crewe Railway Heritage Centre, eventually returning to Bury in 2006 where a dedicated volunteer workforce are restoring the loco to operational condition. The power unit was successfully started on the 19th of June 2010 and regular workgroups are progressing with the restoration. D8233 is one of two unique survivor projects based at Bury (the other being Class 28, D5705).