Caption: 2012 © Alan Groves
The East Lancashire Railway are delighted to announce that Class 42 Warship D832 'Onslaught' will be coming home in 2016. The locomotive, which is owned by the Bury Hydraulic Group, will be based on the ELR from mid 2016 onwards.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the West Somerset Railway for looking after the loco for the past few years.
Further details on D832's return to the ELR will be announced in due course. Choose to get up close to the loco and get behind the controls of D832 on a Diesel Footplate Experience.
Diesel Bronze Experience - 13 July: £330.00 - More info and book
Diesel Silver Experience - 8 September: £600.00 - More info and book
D832 'Onslaught' Factfile
A special thanks to the ELR Diesel Group for putting together the below information.
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The Warships had a very short life in traffic, D832 was no exception seeing under 12 years service being withdrawn in December 1972. Onslaught is one of the original diesel locomotives based at Bury in the very early days of the ELR, being a member of the Bury Hydraulic Group fleet.