Welcome to D9531.com
The home of Ex-British Railways Class 14 Diesel-Hydraulic locomotive D9531 (also known as "Ernest"). The website documents the restoration project from 1997 to 2012 as well as current information.

D9531 is part of the Bury Hydraulic Group fleet. If you'd like to get involved as a volunteer or make a donation click here

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News and Information
Thanks for your support at the Autumn Diesel Weekend and during the year. Our efforts will now be focused on D9537 during the colder months. Ernest is unlikely to see any booked running until the warmer weather returns. Keep an eye on the ELR:DG Website and Twitter @elrdiesel feed for the latest ELR diesel information.

D9537's power unit has now been fully stripped down and was successfully barred round after a good deal of persuation, more details to follow. See D9537's page here

D9531 Rebuild and Restoration 1997-2012
The project to rebuild and restore 'Ernest' has been a long one. D9531 was dismantled down to bare frames, refurbished and rebuilt. The 15 year project and ongoing maintenance is documented in the restoration section of the website.

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D9531 is part of the ELR:DG Fleet, based at Bury
on the East Lancashire Railway