Three Type 3s – to the sea!

THREE Class 37s at the head of a heavy freight train used to be a regular sight in South Wales and around Glasgow in BR days, but such a trio has always been a rare event on passenger trains. 

On August 11, the Branch Line Society completed its two-day ‘Type 3 to the Sea’ trip from Lancaster to Portsmouth Harbour, with a final leg headed by West Coast Railways’ Nos. 37518, 37706 and 37669. 

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The ‘Tri-County Triple’ passes Coppenhall Moss, on the West Coast Main Line, shortly after leaving Crewe. MATTHEW PLUMPTON

Read more News and Features in the September 2019 issue of The RM –on sale now!

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