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Class 37 at Salburn (1987)

The Class 37, like the 25 and the 20, is the unsung hero of the diesel era. A scaled down Class 40 it has pulled everything under the sun, single, double and triple-headed!
Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 37 Carlin How (Early 1980s)

There is something about black and white and railway images, they just seem to go well together. Here, a Class 37 and a train of empties head across the new bridge at Carlin How en-route to Boulby for loading.
Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 20s at Boulby (1987)

Possibly the same pair as the other post, just rolling with the loaded train.
Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 20s at Boulby (1987)

Slightly contre-jour (backlight), a photograph of a couple of Class 20s in the classic nose-to-nose configuration, leaving the loading yard at Boulby Potash, bound for Saltburn Junction.

Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 20s Saltburn West (1987)

I told Russ that my favourite diesels were Class 20s, Class 25s and Class 37s – there follows a whole series of lovely images – from that privileged track-side position.
Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 37 from Boulby Potash

A Class 37 Diesel locomotive, number 37515, passes through Carlin How with a trainload of Potash from Boulby. Notice the panel over the aperture left from the removal of the nose doors.
Image courtesy of Raymond Brown.

DMU on the Boulby Mineral Railway Line!

Taken from the bridge at Carlin How, a train spotter’s special, or was it for Cleveland Potash’s Open Day? Raymond Brown tells me it’s from the early to mid 1980’s – the DMU colour scheme fits that era anyway!

Image and information courtesy of Raymond Brown.

All Gone Now!

A long while later and the platform has gone, the car park has arrived and a special makes its way from Redcar towards Black Bridge. It must be a preserved locomotive on a charter run!

Image courtesy of Mike Holliday.

Busy Day at Redcar

How many of you remember the excursion platform at Redcar? Well, there’s a car park there now; but in its heyday it was heaving. Redcar had a beach then; there was no deep water channel in the Tees, no Blast Furnace on the skyline and Redcar had two picture houses and a theatre! It must have been a busy day as I can count three engines in steam here as well!

Image courtesy of Mike Holliday.

A Deltic on the Whitby Branch

I couldn’t resist posting this image!  David tells me that it’s Castleton Station, but when was a Class 55 ”Deltic” on the Whitby line, I know that there used to be one at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway?

Russ Piggot says ”Without sounding too trainspotterish, it was 55002 on a special to Whitby in summer 1981. I remember seeing it go through Great Ayton”.

Craig Oliphant tells us: ”55002 did two Merrymakers from Newcastle to Whitby on 02/08/1981 via Durham, Ferryhill, Stockton, and the second one on the 30/08/1981 via Sunderland, both I believe had what are now termed Mini Tours from Whitby to Middlesbrough and return during the day.”

Thanks David Richardson, Russ Piggot and Craig Oliphant for the updates.