Preserved Onslaught is heading home to East Lancs

Preserved ‘Warship’ D832 Onslaught will return to the East Lancashire Railway after a seven-year stay at the West Somerset Railway.

The Hydraulic is one of two preserved ‘Warship’ locomotives - the other is D821 Greyhound, which is currently at Great Western Railway’s Old Oak Common depot for repairs.

The Diesel and Electric Preservation Group (DEPG) has been caring for D832 at the WSR. In a statement it said: “The locomotive is owned by the Bury Hydraulic Group. We have taken care of it at Williton, treating the locomotive as one of our own over the years and running it during many of the annual diesel running turns.”

The DEPG said that the BHG felt the time was right for it to return ‘home’. The intention is that it will leave the WSR for the ELR after the June 2016 Mixed Traffic event (June 10-12). 

  • For more on this, read RAIL 790, published on December 23.

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