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37 019 March

Although booked for March based Class 31/4 diesels throughout the 1983-84 timetable, the Peterborough - Ipswich & Harwich loco hauled services would quite often get a Class 31/1 or as seen here, a Class 37 as substitute. Stratford based 37019 was probably having quite a romp on a mere load four on this occasion.

37019 bears all the hallmarks of a General overhaul which had taken place at Doncaster Works in June 1981. Prior to that date she had retained black headcode boxes and bufferbeam skirting. The loco lasted in traffic until January 2004 and was disposed of later that year. Here in better times she is seen at the head of the 12.58 Peterborough - Harwich (Parkeston Quay) whilst pausing at March on Monday 18th July 1983.

Kodachrome slide scan.

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Taken on July 18, 1983