37422 at Bescot
On the afternoon of Sunday 15th April 2007 three of the (then) four active EWS 37s were parked within a few yards of each other in Bescot Down Yard. 37406 was positioned on a ballast train for Machynlleth, and 37410+37422 were still parked at the head of a rake of ECS off a railtour which ran on Saturday 14th. Of the other two notionally active locos 37405 was working in Yorkshire and 37417 was out of traffic at Allerton. With 37406 due back at Bescot in the early hours of Monday, and 67011 on the business end of the ECS, it looked like all three of the 37s might be available for local workings on Monday 16th. And so it proved, 37406 worked light engine to Didcot for 7M28 Hinksey - Bescot, 37410 appears to have worked a road learning turn before heading back north to Mossend in 6S73, and 37422 worked the Birch Coppice trip. This shot shows 422 as it departed from Bescot at 09:20 on Monday 16th.