The Class 37 has a relatively low axle loading for its size and power. With the withdrawal of most of the smaller types of diesel locomotive, this left it as the only mainline type available in significant numbers for lines with weight restrictions, and for a number of years 37s handled almost all locomotive-hauled services on the West Highland Line, the lines north of Inverness Far North Line and in parts of Wales. The Class 37 has Route Availability 5 and this is one of the main reasons it is still in use on the network.
There are several differences between particular locomotives, some of them easily seen. Western Region Class 37s can be identified by 'cow horns' around halfway up on the outer edge of each end of the lamp brackets. Their brackets used an L-shaped upright that was parallel to the direction of travel, unlike the other regions which used transverse brackets.
Another difference between the regions is by the nose end headcodes. Lower-numbered, split-box Class 37s were allocated to northern England and east Anglia; centre-box locomotives were almost all allocated to Wales and the south west. After locomotives were transferred between pools in the s they tended to stray from their original depots. Some Scottish locomotives were later fitted with small Saltire flags by their TOPS data panels or on their noses in a similar fashion to the HAA hoppers allocated to Scottish power stations.
On delivery, the Class 37s were painted in plain green with a grey roof, the 'late' post British Railways crest and a D prefix to their running number.
Some locomotives were delivered as the small yellow warning panel was introduced, earlier locomotives being given these panels during works visits. Towards the late s, the yellow was extended to the full height of the nose. By the s, all locomotives had received all over British Rail blue with a full yellow nose; by most locomotives had also received their TOPS numbers.
Their livery remained the same until the early s when 'Large Logo blue' was introduced. This entailed the yellow nose continuing round to behind the driver's door and up to the top of the windscreen and a full height 'double arrow' logo. These locomotives had the top of the nose painted black to lower the risk of the driver being dazzled by the sun. Freight-allocated examples received a similar livery - the only difference being the blue was replaced by freight grey.
In , the Sectors were launched, incorporating a new livery of 'three tone grey'; a light grey lower bodyside, medium grey cantrail and a dark grey roof, along with a bright Sector logo Coal, Metals, Petroleum, Distribution, General and Construction. In addition a metal double arrow logo was fitted.
Some locomotives in the 'sectorised company' pools received Transrail Freight logos or Mainline Freight 'Rolling Balls' over their 3TG three tone grey colours, while Loadhaul locomotives were painted orange and black and Mainline locomotives received 'aircraft' blue with silver stripes. Departmental locomotives were initially painted in a plain grey livery, but this didn't find favour and was modified into 'Dutch' grey and yellow livery, similar to that of Nederlandse Spoorwegen.
As with many diesel classes, the TOPS renumbering was implemented in a straightforward manner, with the locomotive numbers remaining in sequence. Thus became and D became ; while D - D became The remaining locomotive, D became , instead of D, which became , the number being unused as D was destroyed in an accident in The remains of both locomotives were sold to local scrap merchants, R.
Hayes, and cut up the following year. This designation covered all locomotives as built, but with such a large number of locomotives and with two companies involved in the building, there were several differences within this sub-class alone. The most visible external difference was that the first locos originally had a "split" headcode box; for these locos the four digit train reporting number was shown in two square boxes, each containing two digits and separated by a pair of connecting doors, designed to allow the train crew to be exchanged while in motion.
Later locomotives had a single centrally placed headcode box and also had the horns mounted on the roof, rather than built into the nose of the locomotive. This difference was the reason for the double change in numbers involving D and D when implementing the TOPS scheme described earlier.
The first was a group of 12 Motherwell allocated locos that were fitted with strengthened couplings and modified brake blocks for working the heavy trains to Ravenscraig. These were all renumbered back to their original numbers by the end of The second set of locos were rebogied at various depots with the regeared cast frame type 'CP7 Bogie'.
The fuel capacity was doubled by using the redundant train heating boiler water tanks but no other changes were made. During this refurbishment, the locomotives also received regeared CP7 bogies and the English electric generator was replaced with a Brush BAA alternator.
The modifications allowed the rebuilt locomotives to work passenger trains all year round, with the 31 strong fleet being split between Wales and Scotland , Scotland receiving the first 25 and Wales the other six. The next chapter saw the entire sub-class pass to Transrail Freight , which was one of the three regional freight operating companies prior to the privatisation of the entire British Rail network.
Locomotive hauled operations had virtually ceased by the early s, thanks to the widespread introduction of second-generation diesel multiple units and the replacement of loco hauled trains by multiple units, although the sub-class did hold out on the Cardiff - Rhymney trains for Arriva Trains Wales for some years.
Between and early Colas Rail hired three Class 37s, including and , to Transport for Wales for use once again on peak hour commuter services on the Rhymney line. Locomotives previously numbered between and those which had split headcode boxes were given new numbers from upwards curtailed at ; those previously numbered between and were renumbered from downwards curtailed at However, these services were never introduced, and, in , Eurostar sold six of its locomotives to Direct Rail Services DRS , with a further three sold in The remaining three locomotives were retained by Eurostar for a variety of tasks, including driver training, route learning, and for rescuing failed Class units.
Once Eurostar moved its operations to its new depot at Temple Mills , its Class 37 locomotives became redundant and they too were sold to DRS in DRS has subsequently sold some of them, Europhoenix being the principal recipient. The Talons had transponders that directly linked with the pilots homebase or a carrier's advanced flight center. The Talon has a self-destruct system in case of system failure. This patent caused a wave of rumors about actual aircraft build with that design, with fictional name "Switchblade", that was publicized in November issue of Popular Science magazine.
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The band built the LP around the title track, a popular concert tune, but the single failed to chart. The album itself peaked at No. As a result, Furay became increasingly discouraged with Poco's prospects, especially since ex-bandmates Stills, Young, Meisner and Messina were so successful with their respective groups.
In an April 26, Rolling Stone magazine interview with Cameron Crowe , he vented that Poco was still a second-billed act and had not increased its audience. The next album, Crazy Eyes , reached No. Poco decided not to replace Furay and continued as a quartet.
After Furay's departure, the band released their last two albums with Epic; Seven and Cantamos The albums charted at No. Around the time of the release of Head Over Heels , The Very Best of Poco was released as a compilation album that documented the group's years with Epic. Epic's release fought with Head Over Heels for attention though neither charted very well, hitting No.
Another Epic release also came out in , the live album Live. Al Garth ex- Loggins and Messina , who guested on Head Over Heels and Rose of Cimarron , was added to the group's touring line up on sax and violin, but was gone by the end of that year.
In the summer of , the group was on the bill with the Stills-Young Band teaming but was left high and dry when Neil Young pulled out of the tour, which was then canceled. Indian Summer was released the following spring, peaking at No.
In August Schmit quit to join the Eagles , coincidentally replacing former Poco member Meisner yet again. After languishing in storage for many years, the album was eventually released by John Thaler and Futuredge Music in partnership with Universal Special Projects as The Last Roundup in After Schmit's departure, Poco decided to take a break. Grantham took some time off, while Young and Cotton decided to continue as the "Cotton-Young Band" and redoubled their efforts to succeed.
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The album was certified gold , Poco's first album to achieve this distinction in original distribution. Kim Bullard keyboards , backing vocals joined the band in December just after Legend was released.
With the momentum built up from Legend' s success, Poco were invited by the Musicians United for Safe Energy collective to play during their concerts at Madison Square Garden in September And their new hit "Heart of the Night" appeared on the resulting live album No Nukes , the concerts and album all being in support of nuclear-free energy.
Both the concerts and the album also featured several other big artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne. Poco failed to duplicate the success achieved by Legend , with each album performing more poorly than its predecessor. On Inamorata the band mostly played down their "country rock" sound to adopt more of an "80s style" with more keyboards and glossy synth sounds as well as electronic drums.
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