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NIR Class 80 DEMU
DMBSO 8099
Driving Motor Brake Second Open
Status: Non-operational (See notes below)
Livery: NIR 'Regional Railways' Style Blue
Built: BREL 1979
Lot No 30625/1962
Traction Type: Diesel-Electric
Equipment: English Electric
Power Unit: EE 4SRKT
Power Output: 560 HP
Max Speed: 70 MPH
Train Brakes: Electro-Pneumatic Air
Train Heating: Electric
Weight: 61 Tons
Length: 64' ¾"
Height: 12' 6"
Width: 9' 3"
8099 was purchased initially as a source of spares for Class 207, 207202/1305. On arrival it was stood on a short section of 5'3" track to the side of Castlecroft Shed but was later lifted and placed onto standard gauge bogies, allowing much easier movement around Bury.

Despite now being equipped with standard gauge bogies, there are no plans to resurrect 8099 as an operational unit. Affectionately known as 'Paddy', 8099 acts as a workshop and stores for the Class 15 Preservation Society who are working on the restoration of Class 15, D8233 and Metrovic CoBo D5705. More details can be found at their website: www.d8233.org.uk

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)
Storm The Castle
with 4079 Pendennis Castle
Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th April
Western Region Weekend
featuring D9531, D7076, D832, 45108 and 50015 alongside 4079 Pendennis Castle
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April
Storm The Castle
with 4079 Pendennis Castle
Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st,
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th
and Monday 6th May
Vintage 1940s Weekend Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and
Monday 27th May
Summer Diesel Gala Thursday 27th, Friday 28th
and Saturday 29th June
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August
Autumn Diesel Gala Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 11th, Saturday 12th
and Sunday 13th October
DMU Weekend Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November

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.