|Built:||1961 BR Swindon Works|
|Transmission:||2x Mekydro K104u, 4-speed|
|Power Unit:||2x Maybach MD650|
|Power Output:||2x 1,135 HP (2,270 HP)|
|Max Speed:||95 MPH|
|Train Brakes:||Vacuum Only|
|Train Heating:||Steam Boiler (Isolated)|
The Warships had a very short life in traffic, D832 was no exception seeing under 12 years service being withdrawn in December 1972 and entering preservation on the 1st of June 1979.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!
Bodywork repairs and full repaint was carried out during 2019/20 with 'Beefy' emerging back into traffic on 26th September 2020, running as 818 'Glory' in BR Blue. 818 was the other potential preservation candidate which, whilst not saved, donated spares allowing 821 and 832 to survive. Onslaught returned to her own identity from May 22nd 2022.
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.
|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.