Who knew class 37s had launch control :)

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smeghead28
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Who knew class 37s had launch control :)

Postby smeghead28 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:15 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7HdN2KJ5Hw

Chap barely gets out and shuts the door behind him before the driver guns it :)

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Re: Who knew class 37s had launch control :)

Postby Buggleskelly » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:34 pm

The 37, my favourite diesel. That really launches out of the platform !

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Re: Who knew class 37s had launch control :)

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:30 pm

Try this one for size!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_gu0v33e7A

I was trackside that day and caught some stills of that working, one ended up in Rail Magazine!!

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Re: Who knew class 37s had launch control :)

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:41 am

I've just got home from a 4 Day trip to the Highlands with Pathfinder, we had a pair of DRS '37s and a rake of 13 Mk1s including two kitchen cars and a generator van. Their performance on the ECML was magnificent, dodging from loop to loop inbetween scheduled services and by my calculation averaging high seventies over many of them. The return trip as far south as York was even more lively, a third member of the DRS fleet was doing duty as station pilot at Inverness, where it suffered a lack of air pressure. So in return for contributing a few extra horsepower, it stayed attached on the tail end as far south as York, resulting in some startling departures from the various loops.
It even did it's bit with the Class 66 sent to rescue it, in pulling our train out of Platform 11 where NR had put us and back into 10 where the standpipes, our two kitchens needed, are sited. So for a few minutes we had two locos at each end much to the delight of the occupants of the two "gricers" coaches at the southern end of the rake.
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Re: Who knew class 37s had launch control :)

Postby Buggleskelly » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:27 pm

Nice video Jim. They sure do smoke !


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