It always amazed me that this didn't cause damage to the exhaust ports and cooling fan. With the Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge dominating the background, 37207 passes the 13th century Stokesay Castle with the Margam to Llanwern steel train on .Due to engineering work in South Wales, this normally short working was diverted via the Central Wales line and had to reverse at Craven Arms, which on the original 6x7 transparency can clearly be seen at the end of the straight section of track on the left, over a mile away.Despite the fact that this picture was taken before the introduction of the Avon binliner, the Bicester route was relatively busy, with Mo D trains and the occasional empty stock move to Wolverton in addition to two stone trains per day.
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It is clear from the colour of the track that this is the first train to venture this way for some time!
37138 is on the rear of the train.37201 Saint Margaret & 47805 take the Margate line, as they leave Faversham station on 12 August 1995 with the 1O99 Birmingham to Ramsgate Inter City service.
37201 passes Tondu station on 28 July 1991 with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z81 Liverpool Lime Street to Onllwyn 'Vulcan Valley Venturer' railtour.
The station had closed in 1970, but would happily reopen a year after this picture was taken.
37203 is carrying a sort of 'halfway house' large logo livery, with the aforementioned large logo and numbers, but without the wrap around yellow front end, black bonnet tops and grey roof normally associated with that livery.
Note the 'classic' British Rail Leyland lorry employed in rebuilding work on the site of the former Severn Tunnel depot.37203 pulls slowly out of Didcot Yard, and passes Didcot North Junction on 22 April 2002 with the 6M28 Didcot to Bescot departmental working.The classic traction was specially arranged by Rail Magazine, hence the 'Rail Ramsgate Day Out' headboard.It is not only the passengers who are enjoying the day out, as the Class 37 has five people in the cab!It was certainly a gloomy day, but I don't think it was dark enough to need the station lights on!Kempton Park Pumping station, which houses the world's two largest triple expansion steam pumps, dominates the skyline, as 37203 heads back from Shepperton with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z91 'Buffer Puffer - The Return! Classmate 37047 can be seen on the rear of the train.37214 & 31461 double head the 2B20 Yeovil Pen Mill to Cardiff Central service, while 37177 heads light engine in the opposite direction.