Looking carefully through the 'bank' of pics sent in recently, I have found four showing class 37 locomotives and I have decided to use them all in todays post, 4th September 2011.
Three of them are from John Smith and the other from Jeff Nicholls. The first of John's depicts two DRS class 37s, 37607 and 37604, with a yellow Network Rail (NR) measurements coach sandwiched between them. The location was between the Ferry Inn and Sankey Bridges and the date, 6th July 2011. A different pic of this working has appeared previously on our blog.
John's second shot shows DRS class 37, 37610 T.S. (Ted) Cassady 14.5.61 - 6.4.08, working engineers HQA ballast hoppers through Red Bank. This pic is dated 24th August 2011.
Jeff Nicholls has sent in pic number three. West Coast Railway Company (WCRC) class 37, 37706, is shown working empty passenger stock, southbound from Carnforth, near Twelve Arches at Warrington. The date was 14th June 2011.
The fourth pic is another from John Smith taken on 4th August 2011. DRS class 37, 37409 Lord Hinton, is pictured at Earlestown station with the NR Inspection Saloon, No.975025, Caroline. This working has also appeared, as a different pic, in a previous post.
The English Electric (EE) Type 3 or class 37 locomotives were built between 1961 and 1966 by EE at Vulcan Foundry and RSH (Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns) which became part of EE, in 1955; 309 locos were built.