Tuesday 18 April 2023

Strathspey Railway Mixed Traffic Gala, 7th April 2023 part 1: 37674

37674 was new as D6869 on 23rd August 1963 from English Electric Vulcan Foundry, and was first allocated to Landore. It was renumbered to 37169 in May 1974, later went through a Heavy General Repair to become 37674 in June 1987. Stored at Motherwell in December 2004, and sold in 2007, after which it was moved to Kirkby Stephen East, then to the Wensleydale Railway in 2014, where it was returned to operational status. In December 2020 it moved on, eventually arriving at Strathspey in November 2021.

37674 arrives at Aviemore, passing the former Speyside station, with 4B08 11:30 Boat of Garten - Aviemore.

The train was formed of a set of ZCA wagons, delivered to the Strathspey in late 1922.

37674 on the run-around.

A departure as 4B13 12:40 Aviemore - Boat of Garten. While no longer used for signalling, Network Rail continues to use the Aviemore signal box, which is a listed building.

On a shunt manoeuvre at Boat of Garten, to lay over at the former GNoSR shed location, which closed in 1958.

Arrival at Boat of Garten with 2H24 16:50 Broomhill - Aviemore.

Waiting at Boat for the train from Aviemore.

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