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
D9531 will feature at the 14s@50 Event, celebrating 50 years of the Class 14s with 10 locos in action at the ELR, July 25-27 - Not to be missed!

Work continues apace on D9537 and loaded test runs have now been completed. Affectionately known as 'Eric', D9537 will be making his ELR debut at the 14s@50 Event 25th-27th of July.

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