(Standard DVD) Modern Traction Archive - The Class 37s, Part 1
The class 37s - part 1, run-time approx 80 mins.
The Class 37s continue to be one of the most popular locomotive types in service today. In this programme, we take a look back at everyday operations in the 1980s and early 1990s: using early video material we bring back to life BR-blue and Trainload Freight-liveried examples on a mixture of passenger and freight from across the country. There's plenty of loud, spectacular & rare action included!!
East Anglia: Manningtree, Felixstowe, Dagenham, March and Ely are all featured including 37105 with full-size round buffers and drop-down skirting.
Carlisle: Scottish examples are seen including 37012 in large-logo and 37090 in BR blue.
South Wales: a look at rebuilt examples around Nelson, Taff Merthyr and Aberthaw on coal traffic.
Cornwall and Devon: 37196, 247, 235, 273, 306 are just some of the locos seen on china-clay trains in Cornwall, including the original clay-hood wagons. Devon includes 37058 at Newton Abbot on a relief service for Penzance.
North-East: Ashington, Tees Yard, Colton Jn, Immingham, Lincoln, Doncaster, Rotherham and Tinsley all feature class 37 activity on freight.
Scotland: Triple-headed 37s on Iron-Ore out of Mossend, spit-box 37003, 010, 021, 035, 109, 110 are just some of those seen as well as 37184, 203, 242 & 245 at places such as Larbert, Stirling and Carstairs.
Birmingham-Chesterfield: Steel & stone traffic dominate as we see BR-blue, red-stripe & Departmental Grey-liveried examples at Nuneaton, Water Orton, Burton, Stenson, Derby, Clay Cross and Chesterfield.
Peak District: 37082 in 1984 heads this collection of superb shots from this scenic part of the country, including four 37s at Great Rocks.