|Built:||1964 BR Swindon|
|Transmission:||Voith L217U 3-Speed|
|Power Unit:||Paxman Ventura 6YJXL|
|Power Output:||650 HP|
|Max Speed:||40 MPH|
|Train Brakes:||Vacuum Only|
Many of the locos saw use in industry and D9502 went to the National Coal Board along with several others, noted as leaving Cardiff Canton en-route to Ashington via Gloucester, arriving in July 1969. D9502 saw use at Ashington as well as Burradon and Backworth collieries. Unusually, the loco never gained the NCB livery or numbers.
D9502 initially went to the Llangollen Railway in September 1987, moving again in March 1992 to the South Yorkshire Preservation Society at Meadowhall, Sheffield and again in March 2002 from Meadowhall to Rowsley South, Peak Rail.
D9502 arrived at Bury on Thursday 20th of November 2014. The long term restoration project is progressing with the loco completely dismantled as of Summer 2016. There's lots to do but the small dedicated team are chipping away all the time, the cab, sideframes, nose cones, roof sections and electrical cublicle have all been shot blasted, primed, undercoated and glossed. The loco's wheels have been tyre turned before going back underneath.
The loco is currently housed in Castlecroft Shed where work on the power unit and new dual braking system will begin soon.
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.