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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)
Summer Diesel Gala Thursday 30th June, Friday 1st
and Saturday 2nd July
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 6th and
Sunday 7th August
Autumn Diesel Gala Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and
Sunday 18th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 1st and
Sunday 2nd October
DMU Weekend Saturday 12th and
Sunday 13th November

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.