|Built:||Pressed Steel Co Ltd|
|Lot No 30519/1960|
|Train Heating:||2x Smiths Heater|
Originally built as a non-corridor Driving Trailer, 56289 was modified in 1988 at Doncaster Works with the addition of corridor connection gangway. It is believed this was done to allow further use with 'orphan' Class 116 DMBS 53083 to make set L210 based at Old Oak Common in 1989/90. 56289 is known to have had door locks overhauled at Selhurst in April 1990 and was withdrawn in December 1992.
Just two Class 121 Trailer Cars survive, the other being 56287 at the Colne Valley Railway. Affectionately known as 'Squeak', 56289 is often paired with resident Class 122, W55001, the pair making up Bubble & Squeak!
As of mid 2020, 56289 is being rebuilt having had a complete internal strip down and replacement floor. Cab end bodywork is also being undertaken along with a full internal refit.
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.
|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
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.