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Northern’s farewell to ‘37’ haulage

LOCOMOTIVE haulage on the Cumbrian Coast Line came to an end last month with Arriva Rail North operating a special return trip to mark the event on January 11.

Displaying both ‘The Cumbrian Coast Express’ and ‘Class 37 Farewell’ headboards, Northern’s 09.52 Carlisle-Carnforth special passes Maryport.

No. 37409 Lord Hinton leads the train with No. 37425 Sir Robert McAlpine/Concrete Bob at the rear. DAVE McALONE

Unusually for a passenger train, it wasn’t scheduled to stop and was routed via the Up through line rather than the more usual Down and Up platform.

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