The English Electric Class 37s - nicknamed Tractor, Syphon, Growler and Slugs - were introduced in 1960 and in total 309 were built over five years. They gone on to become one of the most popular British diesel-electrics with myriad differences and sub-classes including original Class 37/0, Class 37/3 with regeared bogies, Class 37/4 with Electric Train Heating, refurbished Class 37/5s, DRS Class 37/6s, heavy-weight refurbished Class 37/7s and the re-engined Class 37/9s. Ready-to-run models have been produced for 'OO', 'N' and 'O' gauge and you can read our full collection of Class 37 based news, features and reviews here.
Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Accurascale’s new sound-fitted ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 37/0 Co-Co diesels, worth £260. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on September 25 2023.
Accurascale has grown rapidly since it launched its first products in 2018. MARK CHIVERS meets with Project Manager STEVE PURVES to catch up on the latest progress with its ever-expanding collection of ‘OO’ gauge locomotives and rolling stock with exclusive online only images and video.MARK CHIVERS
Although they were one of the earliest British Railways diesel classes which could well have faded into history by now, Cumbrian operator Direct Rail Services has used them for many years. Now though, their seemingly charmed existence looks to be coming to an end, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES reports.EVAN GREEN-HUGHES