37707 leaving Bescot by road
37707 was withdrawn from service in January 2005, but festered at Bescot for many years before it was eventually disposed of. It moved from Bescot TMD to Kingsbury scrapyard on Friday 25th March 2011. In this shot the lorry conveying it is seen at 14:47 in Woden Road East, Wednesbury, approaching the junction with Wood Green Road. In the early 1970s my walk to school took me along Woden Road East, at which point the former 6701 and later 37001 was allocated to Thornaby. Seeing this loco anywhere in the Black Country would have been relatively unusual back then, but at no point could I possibly have imagined that one day it would trundle along the local roads on the back of a lorry.