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Status: Long Term Restoration Project
Livery: BR Green, Yellow/Black Wasp Stripes
Running Number: D9502
Built: 1964 BR Swindon
Traction Type: Diesel-Hydraulic
Transmission: Voith L217U 3-Speed
Power Unit: Paxman Ventura 6YJXL
Power Output: 650 HP
Max Speed: 40 MPH
Train Brakes: Vacuum Only
Train Heating: None
Weight: 48½ Tons
Length: 38' 0"
Height: 13' 0"
Width: 8' 7½"
D9502 was in the first batch of D95xx locos built by BR at Swindon in 1964, released to Bristol Bath Road depot in July. D9502 also spent some time at Gloucester shed along with many classmates. The work the class were intended for dried up as they were being built and D9502 was withdrawn in April 1969, going to Cardiff Canton for storage.

Many of the locos saw use in industry and D9502 went to the National Coal Board along with several others, noted as leaving Cardiff Canton en-route to Ashington via Gloucester, arriving in July 1969. D9502 saw use at Ashington as well as Burradon and Backworth collieries. Unusually, the loco never gained the NCB livery or numbers.

D9502 initially went to the Llangollen Railway in September 1987, moving again in March 1992 to the South Yorkshire Preservation Society at Meadowhall, Sheffield and again in March 2002 from Meadowhall to Rowsley South, Peak Rail.

D9502 arrived at Bury on Thursday 20th of November 2014. The long term restoration project is progressing with the loco completely dismantled as of Summer 2016. There's lots to do but the small dedicated team are chipping away all the time, the cab, sideframes, nose cones, roof sections and electrical cublicle have all been shot blasted, primed, undercoated and glossed. The loco's wheels have been tyre turned before going back underneath.

The loco is currently housed in Castlecroft Shed where work on the power unit and new dual braking system will begin soon.

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)
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 30th September and
Sunday 1st October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and
Sunday 15th October
Halloween Ghost Trains Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and
Saturday 28th October
DMU Weekend Saturday 18th and
Sunday 19th November
Santa Specials Saturday 25th November
to Sunday 24th December

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.