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37216 at Saltley


The British Rail Class 37 Diesel wasone of the better designs that ran on British rails. Designed in the early 1960s and built at Vulcan Foundry, Newton Le WIllows, they wer powerful and reliable engines that eventually found their way to all parts of the national network.

37216 is seen here at Saltley MPD, Birmingham in July 2003. Built in 1963 and delivered to BR on the 2nd January 1964, it was originally numbered D6916. When the railways were privatised 37216 was allocated to the Mainline Train Group. In October 2003 it was placed into the tactical reserve and stored pneding use if required, but this never happened. In May 2007 it was sold for scrap and a month ater it was purchased privately and moved to the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway wheer it resides today.

37216 at Saltley


The British Rail Class 37 Diesel wasone of the better designs that ran on British rails. Designed in the early 1960s and built at Vulcan Foundry, Newton Le WIllows, they wer powerful and reliable engines that eventually found their way to all parts of the national network.

37216 is seen here at Saltley MPD, Birmingham in July 2003. Built in 1963 and delivered to BR on the 2nd January 1964, it was originally numbered D6916. When the railways were privatised 37216 was allocated to the Mainline Train Group. In October 2003 it was placed into the tactical reserve and stored pneding use if required, but this never happened. In May 2007 it was sold for scrap and a month ater it was purchased privately and moved to the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway wheer it resides today.

comments (4)

We used to go to Saltley when we lived in Birmingham. Haven't been there in years. I suppose this is the sort of classic diesel locomotive. If you had to draw one it would look like this!
Les Auld: Classic lines indeed Bill, I used to work about five minutes away and often went down there at lunch time. Thanks for the comment.
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 23 Nov 2008, 10:50
I have an original Hornby 00 guage that looks like this, that my Grandfather purchased for me way back in the seventies.

Bill is right about the classic shape. Looks sad and yet so beautiful here, nestled in with the overgrown tracks.

A marvellous photo to revive memories smile
Les Auld: Hope the memories are happy, thanks for the comment.
Great shot of an engine which will hopefully soon be restored and back in use. I believe these are still in use throughout the today.
Les Auld: There are a few still in use Brian, mainly on Nuclear Flask Trains I think. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 23 Nov 2008, 13:37
There's such a lot of wasted stuff lying around isn't there
Les Auld: There is indeed Ellie, thanks for the comment.

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