Class 37 37314 Dalziel at Loughborough

Published: 03-10-2008 photo #4328 3 comments 0 votes

Category:Diesel Locomotives    Manufacturer:English Electric Company    Country:England    Year:2008 Contributor:Peter Langsdale

Description

Photographed on 28 September 2008.
Also known as the English Electric Type 3, the Class was ordered as part of the British Rail modernisation plan. The Class 37 became a familiar sight on many parts of the British Rail network, in particular forming the main motive power for Inter-City services in East Anglia and within Scotland. They also performed well on secondary and inter-regional services for many years. The Class 37 is known by railway enthusiasts as a "Tractor", the nickname derived from the similarity of the sound of the locomotive. In the 1980s many locomotives were refurbished.
History of this locomotive:
21-01-64 - Released from English Electric Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works Number EE/RSH3368/8411 1963 as D6890, allocated to Landore.
02-74 - Renumbered to 37190.
25-07-86 - Named "Dalziel" at Motherwell
25-07-86 - Renumbered to 37314
04-10-88 - Last Classified Repair at Doncaster
04-10-88 - Renumbered to 37190
16-07-93 - Officially Withdrawn From Stock
02-09-05 - Renumbered to 37314
07-04-08 - Moved from Midland Railway Centre Butterley to GCR by Road

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