An appeal by Roger Geach
I believe that by a pure stroke of luck I saw 37175 being towed away from the West Country in 1987 from the A38 flyover near Tavistock Yard. I just caught sight of a named blue Class 47 – plate position and length would suggest ‘City of Truro’ or ‘North Star’ – heading east towing two Class 37s, one of which was in Large logo Blue so must have been 37175. The date was Saturday 5th September 1987, around mid-afternoon – 29 years later can anyone confirm this movement and the identities of the three locomotives in the consist?
Best regards, Neil Phillips Many thanks Neil for the reminder - can anyone answer the above question.
On a special day
These trains ran to the loco hauled timings for sometime and it was not unusual for the down 'Cornish Riviera' to be running 15 min early passing Castle Cary. When it was running early I would always give Taunton East signalman the tip.
cheers JOHN C. First hand knowledge from a professional railwayman - many thanks indeed John. Here are the pictures.