Latest Class 37s from ViTrains

The Italian firm anounces three more ‘Tractors’.

ViTrains Class 37s

WITH 17 OF the popular English Electric Type 3s already ‘under its belt’, ViTrains has released details of its next three models, which includes two of the ETH-fitted Class 37/4 variant, and a further centre-headcode Class 37/0.

The Class 37/0 is liveried in the triple-grey sub-sector colours with Railfreight Metals branding as No. 37201 (Cat No. V2038), which had a varied career in this colour scheme working steel trains based out of Motherwell, Thornaby and Cardiff. This is the fourth ‘Railfreight’ liveried machine to be produced by ViTrains, following Nos. 37403 (Railfreight Distribution), 37421 (Petroleum) and 37429 (Construction). No. 37201 is planned for an early March release.

ViTrains Class 37s

ViTrains Class 37s

Meanwhile, due this month is Class 37/4 No. 37405 in EWS maroon and gold (Cat No. V2073), one of the current fleet of operational Class 37/4s still in use on the national network. This is only the second revised EWS example to be released, following ‘namer’ No. 37422 Cardiff Canton, which was made available last year.

ViTrains Class 37s

ViTrains Class 37s

The final Class 37 planned for the first quarter (April) is No. 37402 Bont-Y-Bermo, which will be painted in the locomotive’s Margam special triple-grey livery, with its distinctive upper bodyside band of ‘mushroom grey’ (Cat No. V2029). This was a popular machine on the Rhymney-Cardiff commuter loco-hauled services.

RRP for the three models is the usual £59.95.

The new flyer for the first quarter of 2008 can be found below:

ViTrains Class 37s flyer

Look out for these new models in the next issue of RAIL EXPRESS, out on February 21st.


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