Published: 03-10-2008 photo #4328 3 comments 0 votes
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16-07-93 - Officially Withdrawn From Stock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