|Built:||1962 English Electric|
|EE VF 3238/D763|
|Power Unit:||EE 12CSVT|
|Power Output:||1,750 HP|
|Max Speed:||90 MPH|
|Train Brakes:||Vacuum and Air|
|Train Heating:||Steam Boiler (Isolated)|
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.
Another visit to the Nene Valley Railway occurred in 2019 with 109 working at thier Diesel Event over the 11th-13th of October.
Winter 2019/20 saw the nose-end doors reinstated. As with many of the split-box survivors, these had been removed and welded over during previous maintenance with BR or EWS. Further substantial bodywork repairs have been undertaken during Winter 2022/23 plus a full repaint into Trainload Metals livery and will be relaunched during 2023. It looks rather nice!
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.
|1940s Weekend||Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May|
|Day Out with Thomas||Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th April
and Monday 1st May
|Summer Diesel Gala||Thursday 29th, Friday 30th June and
Saturday 1st July
|Day Out with Thomas||Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August|
|Autumn Diesel Gala||Friday 15th and
Saturday 16th September
|Day Out with Thomas||Saturday 30th September and
Sunday 1st October
|Autumn Steam Gala||Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and
Sunday 15th October
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.