|Power Unit:||National Diesel 6-Cyl|
|Power Output:||400 HP|
|Max Speed:||15 MPH|
|Train Brakes:||Air (Vacuum piped)|
The pair were numbered 4001/2 at the MSC. Sister loco 4001 also survived for many years as a static non-operational exhibit at the Winfields Store site at Acre Village (between Haslingden and Accrington) however the loco was cut up in 2018 as it was in a poor state. 4001 has donated many parts to allow 4002 to live on as a working example.
'Billy' has worked on passenger services very rarely at the ELR, during the July 2003 Diesel Event and May 2011 Small Engines Weekend. In September 2010, 4002 was a special guest at the Middleton Railway (Leeds) Manchester Ship Canal Gala event featuring both Steam and Diesel locomotives from the company. The loco is through piped for vacuum operation with a destroyer valve, although without an exhauster it relies on another loco to create vacuum.
4002 featured at the Small Engines Event in April 2016 but had to be stood down due to running a hot axlebox. Since then the loco has had a good deal of attention and is currently the Works Pilot at Baron Street.
Bodywork and a full repaint was undertaken towards the end of 2022 and the cab has since had a complete refresh. Replica name and works plates have been fitted ready for the return of the Small Engines Weekend, 10th and 11th June 2023. A suitable exhauster has been sourced and is in the final stages of commissioning.
Some video footage of 4002 at the ELR and the MSC Gala event can be found on YouTube.
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.
|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
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.