British Rail Class 37

I like the British Rail Class 37 diesels, and this is my tribute to them, albeit that I have only seen 4 so far.  They are also the closest I will probably ever get to seeing a Class 55 Deltic

My first 37 I saw was at Mid-Hants Railway (The Watercress Line)

37901 "Mirrlees Pioneer"

37901 “Mirrlees Pioneer”

37901 "Mirrlees Pioneer"

37901 “Mirrlees Pioneer”

The next two were with the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR)

37215 (GWR)

37215 (GWR)

Class 37 (37218)

37218 (GWR)

And my final viewing happened in Bristol where I found 97301 which was formerly 37100 at the head of a Network Rail train and she serves as an ERTMS Signalling Test Loco.

97301 (Bristol Temple Meads Station)

97301 (Bristol Temple Meads Station)

97302

97302 (Bristol Temple Meads Station)

Four survivors out of a class of locomotives that first entered service on 2 December 1960, of which 309 were built.

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