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If like me you were ever six years old in the late 1980s and loved trains then chances are the Class 37 diesel locomotive has a special place in your heart. Sure it was as common on British lines as pigeon-poo on a city centre statue and yet compared to the Class 47s and 56s it had a lot of character.

Sadly, the days where every third train is a 37 are long gone so when one appears on the line today it is something of an event. Yesterday, the line beside my house was graced with two Colas Rail 37s hauling a Network Rail measurement train. Armed with my new (well…new-er) phone I managed to snap a pic of 37175 which at the time was bringing up the rear of the train.

But, not being content with just a simple pic I went to work on it hence the picture above. I went for a brooding tone to reflect my own thoughts on the 37 in 2017. It also exacerbates the dirty look of the loco. I also imposed a blurry vignette to emphasize the details of the locomotive.

Here is the original. As you can see I cropped it quite a bit to create the final image. Thanks for dropping by.

British Rail BR Class 37 Colas Rail 37175 Network Rail measurement train portskewett sudbrook

 

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Author: Tony Wilkins

When Man entered the atomic age, he opened a door into a new world. What we’ll eventually find in that new world, nobody can predict.

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