Friday, 6 May 2011
An interesting working occurred yesterday - a private charter from York to York via Hull, Beverley, Malton and Scarborough. It was operated by West Coast Railways in connection with a private function from York. The locomotives were in immaculate condition and positively gleaming and the maroon made a lovely sight amongst all the greenery which lines much of the rail network - though I don't like the small warning panels. I like thirty-sevens either in their original green sans warning panels or with full yellow ends!
No matter how many times you've seen (or heard!) a class 37, it's still a glorious site and, of course, sound. Despite their rather old fashioned noses, which even at their introduction were a slightly dated feature compared with diesels elsewhere, they have a certain charm about them. And the site of them passing beneath Beverley's overall roof makes for an interesting comparision with Pickering's reinstated roof.
With workings like this, I don't know how people can say the modern really has no variety!