Friday 21 April 2023

Re-liveried 37611 departs Eastleigh Works, 20th April 2023

37611 arrived on Monday 27th March 0O86 07:57 Wembley - Eastleigh, and my apologies for missing that incoming move. Now wrapped in the latest Rail Operations Group vinyls, devoid of its Pegasus nameplates, it departed  0H72 11:58 Eastleigh Arlington (Zg) - Wembley H.S.

37611 was new from English Electric Vulcan Foundry on 17th September 1963 as D6871, renumbered to 37171 in 1973. Rebuilt to 37690 in February 1987, and modified as 37611 in November 1995. Sold to DRS in June 1997, and to Europhoenix in March 2016, then leased to Rail Operations Group.

An hour before departure, 37611 lies outside the Works, alongside 2991 (07007).

Approaching the station.

Running into platform 3.

At this point an overwhelming smell of fresh paint.

Onwards to Wembley, where it moved forward as 5Q18 23:38 Wembley Receptions 1-7 - Crofton Depot, conveying much of 180103.