Thursday 13 June 2024

Swanage Railway Diesel Gala, 10th May 2024 Part 3: 37219 'Jonty Jarvis 8-12-1998 to 18-3-2005'

37219 was new as D6919 from EE Vulcan Foundry in January 1964. Stored by EWS from Janaury 2001, it was at Eastleigh until preserved in 2005, initially at Chasewater. In November 2010 it was at Dereham, Mid Norfolk Railway, and was  later at the Pontypool & Blaenavon. Acquired by Colas in 2014, and returned to main line usage, mostly for test train workings.

37219 in platform 1 at Swanage.

The Jonty Jarvis name was transferred to this Colas loco from DRS 37229 which withdrawn  in December 2012, and scrapped in 2013. Jonty Jarvis, who died of meningitis in 2005 aged just 6,  was the son of a Network Rail manager, Paul Jarvis.

This end contains additional equipment to support survey wirk.

37219 returning to the station to attach to a train.

Departing with 2C06 11:15 Swanage - Corfe Castle.