Valiant Running Dates
ELR Santa Specials
Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th December
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18th November 2017
Valiant will be helping to shuttle Santa around between Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th of December. The full loco roster is available at the ELR:DG Website. Santa Services start on November 25th, see the ELR Website for bookings and further information.

The ELR locomotive roster for 2018 is almost ready for publication, 50015 will of course feature and hopefully there will be another Footplate Experience opportunity! More soon ...

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Bury Valiant Group
Welcome to, the website for preserved English Electric Class 50, 50015 'Valiant'. We aim to gather information and resources here including updates on ongoing maintenance, details of rostered workings and photographs from both past and present.

Although a regular and reliable performer, Valiant requires constant attention both mechanical and cosmetic. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or wish to make a donation, please click here for more details.

Ok, so everyone is looking for donations and support, but it's not all about you sending us your hard earned!

One great way of supporting Valiant is to come along and have a ride behind her on a running day or special event. You get to enjoy a ride behind a 50 and both the loco and railway earn some money, everybody wins!

Getting involved as a volunteer at Bury Diesel Group is another way of helping out. More details can be found at the ELR diesel Group website.

If you would like to make a donation we would love to hear from you. Please see the panel opposite for details.

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If you'd like to get involved or wish to make a regular or BACS donation please send an email to with '50015' in the subject line.

For more general information on the work of the ELR diesel department see or for the East Lancashire Railway in general see

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For general website queries, to send information about the loco history, photos or if you spot any dead links etc send an email to with '50015 Website' in the subject line.

All Submissions are valued however not all photographs can be used,
copyright remains with the respective holders as credited.
Photo courtesy Chris Lord

50015 is a member of the heritage diesel fleet based at Bury on the East Lancashire Railway