Class 37

  • The Shrewsbury ‘Syphons’

    The Shrewsbury ‘Syphons’

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    Coleham depot is home to Network Rail’s small fleet of ERTMS-fitted Class 37s, now designated Class 97/3s. Graeme Pickering finds out how these survivors from the era of British Railways modernisation continue to perform impressively in a unique role.

  • National Railway Museum Class 37 to go back in traffic with loan move

    National Railway Museum Class 37 to go back in traffic with loan move

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    A first-of-its-kind Class 37 locomotive is to go back into traffic at the Great Central Railway after a loan move has been agreed between the National Railway Museum (NRM) and the Heavy Tractor Group (HTG).

  • Three Type 3s – to the sea!

    Three Type 3s – to the sea!

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    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…

  • Bachmann’s £3709.90 ‘thank you’ in memory of a much-loved colleague

    Bachmann’s £3709.90 ‘thank you’ in memory of a much-loved colleague

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    Bachmann Europe presented a cheque for £3709.90 to the Leicestershire-based charity Loros at its Glenfield headquarters on Friday, January 25. In 2018, a model of Class 37 diesel-electric locomotive Merl Evans 1947-2016, which fittingly carries the number 37099, was released as part of Bachmann’s Branchline range of OO-scale models, and it is sales of that…

  • Days numbered for Cumbrian coast loco haulage

    Days numbered for Cumbrian coast loco haulage

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    THE Class 37 loco-hauled diagram on the Cumbrian coast is scheduled to end by January 25. DRS provides the locos, driver and rolling stock for the trains. The two daily Northern Rail diagrams was reduced to one a couple of months ago after the top-and-tailed Class 68 diagram was replaced with a Class 156 DMU.…

  • Devon diesels swapped

    Devon diesels swapped

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    THE Dartmouth Steam Railway (DSR) and South Devon Railway (SDR) have exchanged locos to better suit their needs. South Devon Diesel Traction Ltd (SDDTL), which keeps its stock on the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh, has sold Class 37 No. 6975 to the Dartmouth Steam Railway at Paignton. The DSR has sold Class 25 No. D7535 Mercury…

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