37425 growls as it crosses Reedham Swing Bridge with the additional
(and delayed) 17:45 Lowestoft - Norwich on 23rd June 2012
There are some events in the railway calender each year that really should not be missed. As far as I am concerned one of these is the annual Lowestoft Airshow held over two days each summer. A brilliant day out come rain or shine and made all that much better by the fact that loco hauled passenger trains have become part of the staple entertainment.
Another photographer captures 37425 as it storms through
Oulton Broad North heading back to Norwich. The locomotive
had been released into traffic with DRS just days earlier.
For many years Anglia railways provided class 47's to top and tail a train to between the airshow and Norwich. With the franchise passing to National Express and now Abellio the tradition has remained. 2012 saw a departure from the usual arrangements with the airshow being staged over a weekend for the first time in it's 16 year history. For the rail fan this meant even more extra loco hauled trains!
In addition to the usual class 47's a pair of 37/4's were also turned out, freshly overhauled by DRS. Two sets of Mk3's were worked too and from the seaside both sandwiched between a pair of locos.
37419 prepares to work it's fist passenger train in over six
years; the 16:15 Lowestoft Norwich on 23rd June 2012.
37419 is seen powering the 18:20 Lowestoft Norwich shortly
after crossing the swing bridge at Reedham. (The bridge visible
here was the vantage point for the shot of 37425 on the
My only regret is that with so much rail action I didn't actually get a chance to watch the airshow!
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