(Standard DVD) Modern Traction Archive - The Class 37s, Part 2
The class 37s part 2, run-time 75 mins approx.
This is the second in a series featuring the popular English Electric Class 37 diesels. Filmed in the mid-1980s to the early 1990s we travel around the country and see a variety of locos on passenger and freight in different colour schemes including BR-blue, Railfreight, Dutch, BR-green, and trainload freight. Included in this programme:
Cardiff-Newport-Severn Tunnel: large-logo freight 37s on oil and chemical workings, a pair is seen on the Cardiff Tidal to Tees Yard steel working & 37038 on a speedlink freight for Newport. Also witnessed are pairs of 37s on Oil & Iron Ore trains including 37/0s, 37/7s and 37/9s. We move to Newport as split-box examples are seen on ballast as well as 37/4s on passenger trains from Liverpool. Finally we visit Severn Tunnel Junc yard as rail-blue examples are captured on a variety of freight turns.
Ayshire Coast: Coal and speedlink workings are featured around Falkland Yard, including trainload coal and BR-blue examples on MGR traffic. Also a pair of St.Blazey machines are seen running on to Ayr depot. We then travel to Kilwinning where yet more blue examples are seen on Iron Ore.
The north-west: Scottish-based locos are seen at Winwick Jn on steel and sand workings; a 37/9 at Warrington and then on to Crewe for yet more action with a trainload coal loco on pasenger.
37191 along the Weymouth Quay branch: we follow this Cardiff-based machine on a special train along this very rare class 37 territory.
Southern England: we begin at Bristol as 37s move on to Bath Road shed, 37350 in BR-green, a pair on the ?silver bullets?, & a 37 at Avonmouth. We travel to Frome to see more blue locos in action, then to the Oxford area as Railfreight and departmental examples are seen through Radley. The Bescot to Honeybourne spoil train is seen at Evesham, whilst three 37s head up a freight at Ashchurch: we move to Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Chepstow line as we cover, amongst others, the Hull to Baglan Bay tanks and the Baglan Bay to Humber 100-tonne pressure tanks.
Central and northern Scotland: We see ballast trains around Larbert and then witness passenger 37s on services to the far north of Scotland at Inverness and Dingwall. There?s plenty of thrash and snow scenes too!
Cardiff: Arguably the ?home? of the 37; the city station is visited as MGR coal, Iron Ore, and steel trains are seen - and heard - behind a variety of class 37 locomotives.