Christmas and New Year class 37 action

2018 sees both 37215 and D6948 in action over the festive period. D6948 will be working the diesel diagram on the green timetable on Boxing Day 26th December and on New Years Day 1st January covering 56 miles each day with its steam boiler providing heat for the train. (See the Roster page for full details of the booked trains). D6948 will be joined by 37215 during the 'Christmas Cracker' mixed traction event on the 29th/30th December. More details can be found on the GWR website here:  The loco roster for both locos can be found on the roster page on this (Growler Group) site.  

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Loco roster updated

The loco roster for D6948 and 37215 has been updated to include all the planned workings for the locos in July (see the Roster menu option for details).

D6948 and 37215 star at the Friends of Thomas weekend

Both 37215 and D6948 were used at the GWR's Friends of Thomas weekend of the 23rd and 24th June working 250 miles over the course of the weekend. As usual for Thomas weekends, 37215 was utilised in its character role shuttling between Toddington and Winchcombe alternating with Thomas the Tank Engine. This year, D6948 was called on to operate the feeder service from Cheltenham Racecourse to Winchcombe bringing in people to the event, working 5 return trips during each day. [caption id="attachment_1271" align="alignnone" width="1200"]20180623_101633 D6948 is seen alongside 37215 at Winchcombe having just arrived from Cheltenham Racecourse with a 'Thomas' Event feeder special.[/caption]

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