97301

Photo of 97301 at Barrow Hill

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  • 97301 - Network Rail Cambrian Line ERTMS Project Locomotive

Photo details

  • Barrow Hill
  • 26 January 2008
  • © Graham Wilson

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  • Ben Williams

    26 January 2008, 17:30:19

    First of four conversions for NR happening at Barrow Hill for the Cambrian Line ERTMS project.

    I'm not entirely sure yet how these locos are going to be used but for more general info on ERTMS click here

  • SD0853

    26 January 2008, 21:15:13

    Apparently they will be used to pilot and haul loco hauled trains over the Cambrian, as for the trial period of ERTMS these loco's will be the only one's fitted with the in-cab signalling system (i.e. they are the only loco's compatable with the lines signalling system)

  • Greg Sherlock

    28 January 2008, 15:54:23

    A nice nod to the past - the class 97 returns! Obviously 37901 can't be used. Wonder what a 37 would've looked like in Research red & blue? Or even the later livery carried by 97204 / 31970?

  • Robert Chilton

    28 January 2008, 20:26:17

    Great idea, have put it to Owen at www.fictitiousliveries.co.uk so you never know!

    The one above looks like a fictitious livery already!

  • Peter Cummings

    29 January 2008, 14:38:53

    Anything would be better than wall-to-wall yellow. I'm in no hurry to seee these at all.

  • Ben Williams

    29 January 2008, 14:54:24

    Hmm there is a lot of yellow there - two very different shades though! ;)

  • kev

    29 January 2008, 17:47:48

    there is a solution - offer an enterprising initiative paint scheme and they may take it up - personally the all over yellow is refreshing bright & visible

  • SD0853

    29 January 2008, 20:10:26

    The two shades of Yellow are part of the paint spec because the bodyside yellow isn't "BR Warning Panel Yellow". All of NWR's trains have this colour yellow warning panel to comply with RGS regs.

  • Ben Williams

    29 January 2008, 20:19:39

    I wasn't suggesting it was a mistake - just something I'd not noticed earlier... I guess it would look really odd if it was the same yellow all over anyway!

  • ian saunders

    30 January 2008, 10:50:46

    how long are these locos expected to be used for, is this going to be the last gasp for the 37s like the class 40s and 45s back in the 1980s

  • SD0853

    30 January 2008, 13:06:50

    Apparently around 10 years if not slightly more according to the contracts for supply, maintenance and overhaul of these loco's.

  • John Lloyd,

    24 January 2009, 21:58:48

    Having seen two of the Class 97 locomotives in operation during this week Monday January the 19th to Thursday January the 22nd 2009 can report that the

    yellow paint finish is most acceptable to myself and others . The colour also shows up well on the dektop also in prints .


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