85037 remembered…

Built at Doncaster Works, added to stock in Feb 64 as E3092 it’s probably as 85037 that many of us will remember this fine machine. An unexpected

class 1 swansong in late August 90 followed by withdrawl on 3 September 90, the final Springburn cut 2 years later…. 

Sample workings down the years..

E3092 1A40 Liverpool-Euston “Manxman” 250664

E3092 0839 Carlisle – Euston 030765

E3092 0835 Euston – Liverpool  080266

E3092 Euston 200869

E3092 1000 Manchester – Euston 030172

E3092 1G38 at L.Buzzard 020873

85037 0816 Rugby – Liverpool 020575

85037 4A51 0538 Holyhead-Willesden FLT 241078

85037 1523 Liverpool-Poole 110280

85037     0945 W.S.Mare-Edin/Glasgow 270582

85037  0745 Aberdeen-Euston           070982

85037  0752 Euston-Aberystwyth LNER Charter (and back) 300483         

85037  1718 Euston-Northampton 100184   

85037 1752 Preston – Coventry 190885

85037  2125 (22/7) Bristol – Glas/Edin 230786

85037  1100 Stirling-Euston Motorail 290687

85037  1714 Euston-Northampton 160288

85037  1Z14 0958 Birmingham-Edinburgh Relief 020189

85037  1830 Euston-Carlisle 280789

85037  0656 Rose Grove – Paignton 290789

85037  APT test train at Leighton Buzzard 120390

85037  1722 Euston-Bletchley           040590

Last reported “roarer” on a Cobbler, much jubilation on the loco unexpectedly appearing round the corner at Leighton!

85037  1412 Manchester-Euston Footex 170590

85037  1345 Glasgow-Euston Relief (6 mk I’s) 240890

After a good run South on the relief, the only train that was not compulsory reservations ex Euston that night was the 2200 Holyhead, we were somewhat shocked

when the 85 backed on! Many phone calls made!

85037  2200 Euston - Holyhead 240890

85037  0818 Manchester-Weymouth 250890

85037  1340 Poole-Liverpool 250890…

85037 phot spot

31128285037r.jpg 85037 heading North through Old Linslade with the Dover-Mossend Speedlink, 311282

26058485037r.jpg 85037 at New St after working the 2220 (25/5) Glasgow-Paignton early on 260584

17059085037manetnfootexr.jpg 85037 must have worked a fair few footex’s over the years, here she powers the 1412 Manchester-Euston footex thru Tunnel Hill, L.Buzzard on 170590

24089085037r.jpg Nearing the end of her days, 85037 at Central prior to working 240890’s 1345 Glasgow-Euston relief with many happy bashers aboard!

Any more 85037 memories to share?

 

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