Class 37

One of the most flexible and powerful diesel locomotives to ever grace BR metals, the Class 37 was and is a great locomotive, with many still plying their merry trade even to this day!

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Growling north with a single graffiti covered MkII carriage in tow is Direct Rail Services Class 37, 37405, working a stock move from Willesden DRS depot to Crewe Gresty Bridge via Stoke-on-Trent.

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Seen outside the depot at Swanwick Junction is British Rail Class 37, 37190.

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Taking me a little by surprise (largely because it wasn’t advertised) is Direct Rail Services Class 37, 37425, and an unidentified fellow classmate as they rumble along the Sea Wall with a railtour from Eastleigh to Paignton, their beautiful, growling English Electric engines echoing across the bay as they dodged from tunnel to tunnel between Dawlish and Teignmouth. (24/09/2015)

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Speeding north through Sutton Park with a light-engine move from Derby RTC to Bescot is Network Rail Class 97’s, 97304 and 97302, formerly Class 37’s, 37217 and 37170, respectively. (10/01/2016)