37109/D6809
Current Status: Operational
Current Livery: BR Blue
Running Number: 37109
Built: 1962 English Electric
Works Number: Vulcan Foundry 3238/D763
Power Unit: English Electric 12CSVT
Electrical Equipment: English Electric
Power Output: 1,750 HP Weight: 100 Tons
Maximum Speed: 90 MPH Length: 61' 6"
Train Brakes: Vacuum and Air Height: 12' 9"
Train Heating: Steam Heat (Isolated) Width: 8' 10½"
Despite having many visiting 'Tractors' over the years, the ELR diesel fleet long had a 37 shaped gap in the resident fleet. This was filled with the arrival of 37109 in 2008 which came direct from EWS in their maroon livery.

37109 made its Gala debut at the July event of the same year and ran for 18 months or so before receiving a repaint into BR Blue. Always a popular performer, 37109 is run up often and is operational during the non-heat season and at Gala events.

37109 left the ELR during Summer 2013, visiting the Nene Valley Railway for their May Gala and spending a couple of months at the Severn Valley Railway before returning home to Bury in October.

Following installation of new batteries, October 2014 saw another visit to the Severn Valley Railway for 37109 along with fellow ELR resident, 50015 Valiant, for the SVR Diesel Gala.

A small selection of photographs of 37109
Click on any thumnail to view the gallery

With such a large fleet of different locomotives it can be easy for those which are out of service undergoing restoration or essential repairs to get 'lost' or forgotten about. The following is a selection of links to individual locomotive group appeal pages. If you have a little to spare towards a favourite cause they will be extremely happy to hear from you.