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37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by Sylar » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:05 pm

Class 37, 37424 was named and renumbered 37558 Avro Vulcan XH558 today after and extensive rebuild for Direct Rail Services at Crewe, Gresty Bridge open day. Which is really really cool!

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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by Dazza37 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:58 am

Yep, two absolute icons of rail and air! :thumbs:

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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by Supra » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:07 pm

Is it possible this Loco' can be seen by the Public, or will it just sit in a Railway Shed with no access? :whistle:

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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by TankBuster » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:14 pm

She's been saved & restored by Direct Rail Services, due to re-enter main line traffic in 2016 :thumbs: ...
http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/798/ ... XH558.html

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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by bizfreeq » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:04 pm

September to be precise
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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by BenC » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:13 am

Glad to see another 37 heading back to the mainline and to see the Vulcan honoured in this way.

Back in 2004, another class 37 carried the 'Vulcan' name, unfortunately 37087 found its way to the scrapyard in 2013. Here's a pic of it in happier days and detail of its nameplate.

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Class 37s don't howl, but they do thrash well! Built by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows.

(takes anorak off, retires to bed) :roll:
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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by paddyboy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:02 pm

You can borrow my anorak anytime :lol:

Love 37's, adore 40's: we have 2 DRS 37's working a short set from Norwich Thorpe to Yarmouth Vauxhall and Lowestoft Central :thumbs:

XH will be smiling to think they are linked :thumb:

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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by tazmin88 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:45 am

PB you have a couple of 68`s on the Norwich acle-lowestoft route at present according to Rail Magazine due to shortage of 170`s any chance of a photo lol, I got a new anorak last week
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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by TB1 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:54 am

All the gen is below.

£9.00 day rovers also available for any bashers out there!

https://www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk/ ... -carriages

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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by gyvespa » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:51 pm

We saw one of the 68's on Saturday.

It was called Brutus, a suitable name I think.
(there may have been another on the other end but it was obscured by a rattler)
It looked great sitting in the sunshine in Norwich Station.

No I didn't get the number, it was far too warm for an anorak :-)

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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by tazmin88 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:34 pm

68016 (fearless ) and 68019 (brutus) are the two on hire at present
read from the other side of the county as the coffee stains on my new anorak are still wet


does reading about them in a magazine count as a spot even though I am not wearing it ( my anorak)at present
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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by paddyboy » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:39 pm

Me and SWMBO drove past those 68's last Sunday whilst they were in the siding next to Pltfm 1 at Nch Thp ;)

They are big beasties, but being an old Luddite, don't stir my heart like a 37 or 40 :whistle:

Bring back the Britannias :lol:

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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by grumpy616 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:03 am

Agree with you Paddy, can't beat some heritage traction!
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Re: 37558 named Avro Vulcan XH558

Post by rh226 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:42 am

Personally, I was fond of the original "Peak" class, i.e. the original D1 - D10 (subsequently 44001-44010).
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