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Postby paddyboy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:48 pm

Hi Peeps :P

It doesn't get any better than this :O

A glorious baby whistler has been renamed and renumbered as Vulcan558/37558 :Wow:

Just hopes she comes to my neck of the woods at some stage :thumbs:

She looks gorgeous :Wow:

Cheers :thumb:

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Re: 37558

Postby MarkL » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:15 pm

I've seen this in the flesh and she is indeed a beauty. Of course many rail enthusiasts are up in arms over it's 'pretend' number but for the record it is still officially 37424. Not sure how long it will remain in it's Vulcan ID. I think it's currently based at RVEL in Derby.

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Re: 37558

Postby Phoon » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:48 am

paddyboy wrote:Hi Peeps :P

It doesn't get any better than this :O

A glorious baby whistler has been renamed and renumbered as Vulcan558/37558 :Wow:

Just hopes she comes to my neck of the woods at some stage :thumbs:

She looks gorgeous :Wow:

Cheers :thumb:

Paddyboy :clap:


Baby Whistler? What's one of them? Never heard them referred to as that as they don't actually whistle. Always heard them referred to as Tractors, Syphons, Growlers or noses.
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Re: 37558

Postby H.A.Bucken » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:20 am

It's a smaller (type 3) version of the old type 4s (D200s) which are known as whistlers.
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Re: 37558

Postby paddyboy » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:20 pm

In our neck of the woods, 37's were always known as 'Baby Whistlers', just as the 40's were 'Whistlers' :)
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Re: 37558

Postby H.A.Bucken » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:13 pm

IF my memory serves me I think English Electric's 10000 and 10001 sounded much the same as the "Tractors/ Baby Whistlers" though that is too long ago now. Needless to write, those two and Bulleid's 2000hp jobby 10203 should have been preserved.
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Re: 37558

Postby pinza55007 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:20 pm

they are building a replica/new10000 type
http://www.lms10000.org/
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Re: 37558

Postby The Phantom » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:17 pm

No, I've never heard the 'Baby Whistler' term before either - only Tractors, Growlers, etc.

Found a photo on the web. She looks great :thumbs:
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Re: 37558

Postby ChrisCwmbran » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:00 pm

Tractors, Growlers and of course Nosepeds.
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Re: 37558

Postby Phoon » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:56 pm

For anyone interested 37424 (558) is at Norwich and is likely to work passenger trains next week as the 'Greater Anglia short set' duty, the first passenger trains it has worked since March 2000.
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Re: 37558

Postby paddyboy » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:26 pm

:Wow:

I'm getting me coat and going to see the beastie :thumbs:

Might even get a ticket for Norwich/Gt. Yarmouth or Norwich/Lowestoft :thumb:

Thanks for the info ;)

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Re: 37558

Postby tazmin88 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:44 am

Thanks for the heads up Phoon trip planned for Tuesday
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Re: 37558

Postby Phoon » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:15 pm

37424 is out today and actually worked for the first time on the 19.02 Norwich - Lowestoft on Friday evening, followed by two Yarmouth trips.
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Re: 37558

Postby tazmin88 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:37 pm

lets hope its operating tomorrow when I am at Norwich mid to late am .
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Re: 37558

Postby Sylar » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:19 pm

paddyboy wrote:In our neck of the woods, 37's were always known as 'Baby Whistlers', just as the 40's were 'Whistlers' :)


If you want to use the derogatory name for a 37/4, noseped will do the job!

(I have a model of 37558 in one of the display units in the living room!)

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Re: 37558

Postby tazmin88 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:45 pm

forget the model here`s the real thing ,.I hit lucky today at Norwich and did a bit of "bashing "behind 37558 between Norwich and Yarmouth . Vulcan did two trips to Yarmouth and at least one to Lowestoft during daylight hours today backed up by 37405 .

several class 68`s also on show as well

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Re: 37558

Postby The Phantom » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:08 pm

Is nice :thumb:
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Re: 37558

Postby H.A.Bucken » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:52 am

There's at least a third DRS 37 in the "large logo"- 37401. 15th inst I was at Carlisle station when summat was opened up through the train-shed. What a racket; 37401 passed south light engine- thought all the scaffolding inside the station was collapsing. More than a few platform staff made comments about the noise and blue smoke. Fifteen minutes later it was back again more sedately having made rumblings around London Road and Petteril junctions. It was probably a short test run from Kingmoor.
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Re: 37558

Postby ChrisJR » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:50 pm

Gorgeous! :cool:
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Re: 37558

Postby paddyboy » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:44 pm

Well done, buddy :thumbs:

If only we still had a station to do her condition proud :@

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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