Running Number: D16
Arrival: January 2013
D16 Falcon is the flagship of the Birches Green Light Railway. It was the first locomotive to arrive at the BGLR and has always been the locomotive chosen to test new lines and launch special events.
Falcon is a Gmeinder D75 BB-SE diesel hydraulic and can handle any train on the BGLR from express passenger to heavy freights. Falcon runs very smoothly though did have some problems with its lights which required attention in the Summer of 2017.
Falcon was out of service in the second half of 2017 as part of BGLR's rotation policy but returned at the start of 2018. It is scheduled to go back into reserve in 2019.