Wheels in motion - Class 37/7s in ‘Big T’ and blue: NOW SOLD OUT
With one pack covering Loadhaul, it would be imprudent to omit the other two ‘shadow privatisation’ freight operators that covered the remainder of the country.
THE SPLITTING UP of the former BR fleet of refurbished Class 37/7s saw locomotives spread across all three of the 1994 regional freight companies in the run-up to privatisation. With the request for Loadhaul models satisfied by our first twin pack, it was not a difficult decision to provide Transrail and Mainline Freight machines in this combo, prompted by their similar ‘rolling wheel’ logos.
Transrail, colloquially known as the ‘Big T’, spread its tentacles widely, taking in the entire west side of the country from Cornwall up through the West Midlands and the North West to Scotland with the WCML acting as an artery. Wales also fell within its geographical remit, offering plenty of steel and coal traffic. Mainline Freight covered the South East, East Midlands and East Anglia with aggregates and coal supplying the main traffic base.
Both models utilise new tooling commissioned by RAIL EXCLUSIVE comprising revised bodysides, flush-fronted nose ends and riveted construction roof, the last two elements of which first saw use on our earlier Class 37/5s and met with widespread acclaim.
Issue date: March 2011
Catalogue Number: 32-390X/XDS
Quantity produced: Made to order
Status: SOLD OUT