Class 37

Released in June 1981, the class 37 came hot on the heels of the class 47, which was released in January 1981. It was to become another stalwart of the Poole Farish stable. Utilising the same chassis as the class 47*, it came in eight liveries and nine releases (the coal sector being released with two running numbers). The initial release was in BR Green and BR Blue, with a re-mould leading to more detailed versions in 1990  in sectorisation liveries, representing the real-life refurbished versions. Two special editions towards the end of the decade brought EWS and Mainline Blue versions. Many Coal Sector class 37’s (37 699) came with a mis-printed label, reading “class 47” instead of “class 37”. The misprint was corrected with a biro and you can see examples of this here. The most difficult class 37 to find is probably Cat. No. 8035 – 37 408 Loch Rannoch, BR Blue Large Logo, since this was released in 2000, the year of the Bachmann takeover.

*  The class 47 chassis was modified slightly with the introduction of the class 37 and the modified chassis was used for both the 37 and 47. Read about it here.

Catalogue No.LiveryRunning No.Production DateNotes
8014BR GreenD67361981
8015BR Blue37 0351981
8035BR Blue Large Logo37 408 Loch Rannoch2000
8036Coal Sector37 6991990
8036Coal Sector37 6961999
8037Petroleum Sector37 8871990
8038Metal Sector37 9061990
803DMainline Blue37 055 Rail Celebrity1997Special Edition
803EEWS37 4081999Special Edition

 

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