BR Class 37 Burns A Little Rich

BR Class 37 Burns A Little Rich | Train Fanatics Videos

This 100 ton locomotive is due for tune up!

Built back in the early 60’s, this British Rail class 37 electric diesel was nicknamed the tractor or slug because of its sound. Farmers said it sounded like a “tractor”!

The signalman in the train yard located near Great Peaks, England, caught this display of smoke as the BR class 37 tried to make its out of the quarry area.

Some quick facts about BR class 37

  • build dates – 1960 -1965
  • locomotive weight – 100 tons
  • maximum speed 90 MPH
  • tractive effort – 55,500 lbf

Let us know if you have witnessed these old locomotives roaming about the countryside!


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