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D832 Onslaught
Status: Operational
Livery: BR Blue
Running Number: 818 'Glory'
Built: 1961 BR Swindon Works
Traction Type: Diesel-Hydraulic
Transmission: 2x Mekydro K104u, 4-speed
Power Unit: 2x Maybach MD650
Power Output: 2x 1,135 HP (2,270 HP)
Max Speed: 95 MPH
Train Brakes: Vacuum Only
Train Heating: Steam Boiler (Isolated)
Weight: 78 Tons
Length: 60' 0"
Height: 12' ½"
Width: 8' 10"
D832 is one of two preserved Class 42 'Warships' from an original 38 built by British Railways at Swindon. A further 33 sister locomotives (Class 43) were built by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow, none of these were saved for preservation.

The Warships had a very short life in traffic, D832 was no exception seeing under 12 years service being withdrawn in December 1972 and entering preservation on the 1st of June 1979. Onslaught is one of the original diesel locos based at Bury in the very early days of the ELR. D832 is part of the Bury Hydraulic Group fleet.

D832 arrived back at Bury on the 22nd of June 2016, having enjoyed several years holiday at the West Somerset Railway where she was repainted into BR Green livery. Affectionately known as 'Beefy', Onslaught returned to ELR service at the 2016 Summer Diesel Gala.

Saturday 1st June 2019 saw D832 in traffic and celebrating 40 Years in Preservation complete with BHG headboard to mark the occasion. Here's to many more!

The East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society was formed in 1966 and has always been a driving force behind everything we have achieved. Why not become a member and help support the ELRPS, click to find out more.