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37003 is wholly owned by the Group - that is, by the members. The Committee is elected from the membership, and we have regular general meetings. So by becoming a member, you become a part-owner of the loco, and can have a direct influence on how the Group is run.

What's in it for members?

  • 'Syphon!' - our high-quality quarterly magazine, with exclusive articles and photos (on paper or PDF!) click here for a sample of a recent edition
  • Our members-only e-group - the inside track to gen on Group activities and news
  • The chance to join our skilled, enthusiastic and friendly team of volunteers keeping 37003 running, whether getting your hands dirty or helping out with fund-raising. While many of our people have vital mainline railway experience and knowledge, plenty of our regular volunteers began with no experience and believed they had no special skills - we proved them wrong!
  • The opportunity to take part in our exclusive, members-only Buy Your Own Tractor lottery game - your own (virtual!) 37 for only a pound a month!
  • Above a... help preserve top-notch English Electric traction 37003 in working order for us all to enjoy!

A copy of our constitution can be downloaded here, as a member you will be required to abide by the constitution.

YOU CAN (If you're old-fashioned that way, and prefer to put a membership form and cheque in an envelope, you can print a copy of the same form.)

We would like to point out that we set our membership subscription rates at a modest level, which covers our basic admin. costs, plus the costs of producing Syphon! Keeping 37003 in top working order is an expensive business, so we do urge our members and supporters to support us further if they can. You can do this either by:

  • donations Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure! (every little bit genuinely does help) - including taking part in our members-only Buy Your Own Tractor lottery! Or by
  • volunteering with us - there are all sorts of jobs we're always grateful for help with - or even both!

And don't forget to take a look at our Sales department.

You can even support us while doing your ordinary online shopping - at no cost to you!