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Motor Rail Simplex 4wDM 9009
Status:Operational
Livery: War Department Green
Running Number: None
Built: Simplex Motor Rail Ltd
No 9009
Traction Type: Diesel-Mechanical
Transmission: Unknown
Chain Driven
Power Unit: Dorman 4cyl Diesel
Power Output: Unknown
Max Speed: Unknown
Wheel Arr: 0-4-0 Chain Drive
Train Brakes: None
Weight: Unknown
Length: 13' 3"
Height: 10' 4"
Width: 7' 6"
The WD simplex is currently looked after by the Standard 4 Loco Group and is usually visible outside their shed, at the South end of Platform 2 on Bury Bolton Street Station.
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)
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

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.