Guy Vincent Many thanks to Guy for this article and pictures
News from Craig Munday
Three locos were dotted around the depot, food for thought for the years to come when Penzance becomes the home depot for the GWR Class 57/6s. 57605 was the sleeper loco, and hired in from DRS 57310 was also present, along with resident diesel shunter 08410.
Also included is 1A83 10.00 from Penzance passing the site of Marazion station under a rather threatening sky.
Cheers for now, Craig Many thanks Craig
Preserved Class 37
Released from English Electric, Vulcan Foundry as D6869 on the 23rd August 1963 she continued in service until the 17th May 2007, officially removed from stock on the 9th September 2007. A working career of 44 years. The loco still exists at the Wensleydale Railway.
I suppose the 37’s were the diesel version of a ‘Black Five’ and still, today, serve important roles on the Network.
The class totaled 309, with many rebuilds and upgrades throughout their life. 36 are currently in Preservation.
Was the class 37 the most successful Diesel Electric design from the modernisation period? It certainly gets my vote!
Best wishes Andrew Many thanks Andrew