37240

Just arrived at
Llangollen

Above: 37240 newly delivered to Llangollen in July 2002. (Martin Perry)

General Info

Built

English Electric, 1964

Lot no.

???

Engine

English Electric 12CSVT of 1750hp at 850rpm

Transmission

Electric - six English Electric 538/A axle-hung motors

Power at Rail

1250hp

Tractive Effort

55500lbf max; 35000lbf cont at 13.6mph

Wheels

Co-Co

Weight

103t

Max Speed

90mph

Train Brakes

Vacuum and air

Train Heat

None

At Perth in 1994

Above: 37240 at Perth on 5th August 1994. (Martin Bray)

This locomotive is owned and operated by the diesel group. Thanks to Locodata (now closed) and the Class 37 loco group for history, and to Martin Bray for photos.

Updated 3rd April 2015 by John Rutter- email webmaster

37240 passes the new outer home signal at Carrog Station on the first day of operation for Carrog Signal Box

 

Photo Geoff Williams 3rd March 2007

37240 in Llangollen Station Diesel Weekend 11th March 2006

Photo John Rutter

Left: 37240 faces D1566 in Llangollen Station, Diesel Weekend 11th March 2006

Right 37240 at Llangollen Goods Junction Thomas Event 30th Jan 2005

Photos - John Rutter

37240 in Llanollen Shed Yard 17th Jan 2004

Photo John Rutter

37240 in Llangollen Yard on 28th August 2008

Picture John Rutter

37240 under overhaul in Llangollen Yard in December 2009

Picture - Tez Pickthall

Depot and Sector Allocations

Worcester

???

08/1964

Cardiff Canton

86A

01/10/1964

Healey Mills

HM

01/12/1967

Renumbered from D6940 to 37240

01/02/1974

Landore

LE

01/08/1974

Cardiff Canton

CF

17/04/1983

Dual braked

08/1983

Eastfield

ED

04/09/1988

Freight Power station Coal

FEGA

01/01/1989

Thornaby

TE

22/01/1989

Railfreight (metals) Thornaby

FMTY

22/01/1989

Eastfield

ED

21/01/1990

Departmental Civil Engineer Scotrail Main Line Locos

DCHA

21/01/1990

Regional Railways Infrastructure Scotrail Eastfield

RAJE

30/03/1992

Inverness

IS

09/08/1992

Regional Railways Infrastructure Inverness class 37

RAJV

09/08/1992

Motherwell

ML

20/03/1994

EWS Motherwell class 37

LGBM

20/03/1994

Bescot

BS

28/05/1995

Transrail Bescot class 37

LBLB

28/05/1995

Crewe Diesel

CD

17/01/1997

EWS (Transrail) Crewe Diesel class 37

LWCW

17/01/1997

EWS Headquarters

WQ

14/03/1997

EWS (Transrail) Strategic Reserve

LCWX

14/03/1997

Stored unserviceable

01/05/1997

EWS Stored Main Line

WNXX

07/09/1998

EWS Condemned / For Disposal

WNZX

10/12/1999

EWS Headquarters

WQ

01/06/2000

Wigan CRDC

02/06/2000

Stored unserviceable

29/09/2000

Llangollen

16/07/2002

Return to service following Overhaul 28th March 2015

6940 in Llangollen Yard following overhaul

28th March 2015

Llangollen Diesel Group with 6940 following a successful return to service on 28th March 2015

First trip out. 6940 pilots D5310 on the 3pm from Llangollen 28th March 2015

6940 runs round after a  successful first outing

28th March 2015

All photos - Joseph Wellseed