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 30th  July  2008

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DRS class 37 locomotive 37259 heads a four coach test train south through Coxes Mill at Addlestone on 30th July 2008.  The train identity is 1Q14 and DRS locomotive 37612 brings up the rear.
 
 
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A closer view of DRS class 37 locomotive heading test train 1Q14 at Coxes Mill, Addlestone, on 30th July 2008.  The train had begun the day at Eastleigh and had journeyed to Romsey, Eastleigh, Portsmouth Southampton and Staines, from where it was on its way to Weybridge when this photograph was taken. 
  
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The first vehicle in the train was structure gauging support coach DB 977986, which was formerly number 72715.
 
         
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London & South Western Railway Miscellany
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The second vehicle in the train was coach 977983.
    
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The third vehicle in the train was coach 9999550. formerly of the HST recording train.  
   

 
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The fourth vehicle in the train was generator van 6264.
 

         
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The West Midlands
The Longtown Military Railway
Glory of the Class 37s
         

 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
DRS class 37 locomotive 37612 was on the rear of the train.
   

 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
DRS class 37 locomotive 37612 at the rear of the train. The signal feathers indicate that the route was set at Addlestone Junction for the train to run to Weybridge, where it was to reverse.
  
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After reversal at Weybridge DRS class 37 locomotive 37612 brought train 1Q14 to Staines Up Goods Loop, where the crew took their lunch break before continuing on to Hither Green depot.
    

     
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