LOCOMOTIVE haulage on the Cumbrian Coast Line came to an end last month with Arriva Rail North operating a special return trip to mark the event on January 11.
Displaying both ‘The Cumbrian Coast Express’ and ‘Class 37 Farewell’ headboards, Northern’s 09.52 Carlisle-Carnforth special passes Maryport.
No. 37409 Lord Hinton leads the train with No. 37425 Sir Robert McAlpine/Concrete Bob at the rear. DAVE McALONE
Unusually for a passenger train, it wasn’t scheduled to stop and was routed via the Up through line rather than the more usual Down and Up platform.
Read more News and Features in the February 2019 issue of The RM –on sale now!
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- From the archive: Bredgar’s little gem - 21st May 2020
- Tragedy on the West Coast Main Line: Defining moment in level crossing use - 14th May 2020
- From the archive: Engineering – South Devon Railway style - 7th May 2020