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37011_1976_08_March

37011 and 08209 inside the diesel shed at March MPD, 21st August 1976.

 

Locomotive History

37011 was released from English Electric Vulcan Foundry, as as D6711 in March 1961, allocated to Stratford. It remained in East Anglia until transferred to the North East in 1968 for two years before returning to East Anglia, allocated to March, in August 1972. Renumbered 37011 in February 1974 and transferred to Scotland in June 1981 for West Highland Line duties. It was involved in a collision with two class 303 emu's at Singer in January 1987 which proved to be fatal for 37011. It was stored at Glasgow works on decision, but not repaired and officially withdrawn in August 1987 and broken up in August 1989. 08209 built as 13279 at Derby works in 1956. Became D3279 and then 08209 in 1974 before withdrawal in February 1983 and broken up in September 1983 at Doncaster Works.

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Taken on August 21, 1976