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.
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