D832 Onslaught
Current Status: Operational
Current Livery: BR Green with Small Yellow Warning Panels
Running Number: D832
Built: 1961 British Railways Swindon
Power Unit: 2 x Maybach MD650
Transmission: 2 x Mekydro K104u, 4-speed
Power Output: 2 x 1,135 HP Weight: 78 Tons
Maximum Speed: 95 MPH Length: 60' 0"
Train Brakes: Vacuum Only Height: 12' ½"
Train Heating: Steam Heat (Isolated) Width: 8' 10"
D832 is one of two preserved Class 42 'Warships' from an original 38 built by British Railways at Swindon. A further 33 sister locomotives (Class 43) were built by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow, none of these were saved for preservation.

The Warships had a very short life in traffic, D832 was no exception seeing under 12 years service being withdrawn in December 1972 and entering preservation on the 1st of June 1979. Onslaught is one of the original diesel locos based at Bury in the very early days of the ELR. D832 is part of the Bury Hydraulic Group fleet.

D832 arrived back at Bury on the 22nd of June 2016, having enjoyed several years holiday at the West Somerset Railway where she was repainted into BR Green livery. Affectionately known as 'Beefy', Onslaught returned to ELR service at the 2016 Summer Diesel Gala.

Saturday 1st June 2019 saw D832 in traffic and celebrating 40 Years in Preservation complete with BHG headboard to mark the occasion. Here's to many more!

A small selection of photographs of D832 through the years
Click on any thumnail to view the gallery

With such a large fleet of different locomotives it can be easy for those which are out of service undergoing restoration or essential repairs to get 'lost' or forgotten about. The following is a selection of links to individual locomotive group appeal pages. If you have a little to spare towards a favourite cause they will be extremely happy to hear from you.