Saturday 23 July 2016

"The Cheshire Cat", Eastleigh, 23rd July 2016

Pathfinder Tours "The Cheshire Cat" for DRS Crewe Open Day, Anderton Boat Lift, Tatton Park and Stockport

1Z10 05:57 Eastleigh - Stockport, 1Z12 16:46 Stockport - Eastleigh (with 57309 on rear)

Prepared for departure from Eastleigh.

A few minutes earlier, arriving into the station from the depot. Sunrise this morning was at 05:19 although it had only just popped up over the former carriage works.

37609 was new from English Electric Vulcan Foundry (Newton-le-Willows) on 22nd February 1963 as D6815 allocated to Sheffield Darnall. Renumbered 37115 in May 1974, when allocated to Tinsley. Refurbished to 37514 in March 1987. Renumbered 37609 in April 1995 and transferred to European Passenger Services, then transferred to DRS in July 1997. The current logo style was applied in August 2014, and is unique amongst Class 37/6. 

37606 was new from English Electric Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns (Darlington) on 28th January 1963 as D6790 allocated to Gateshead. Renumbered 37090 in May 1974, and transferred to March at that time. Refurbished to 37508 in May 1986. Renumbered 37606 in July 1996 and transferred to European Passenger Services, then transferred to DRS in May 2002. 

Mk 2f TSO 5985 in former Anglia colours. Built at BR Derby in June 1974 as part of Lot 30860.

Mk 2f FO 3364 built at BR Derby in 1974 in Lot 30859. In more recent years this ran as Shakespeare in the Great Briton set, but was repainted into the blue grey scheme at Derby in May 2016.

66170 in the distance with 6O66 00:46 Garston(Speke) T.C. - Western Docks

Train was formed:
37609 + 37606 + 5998 5964 5985 1200 3386 3345 3325 3397 3390 80042 3356 3364  35469

DRS Crewe Open Day