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Events and Dates

Events and Dates

The timeline below shows the known landmark events in the history of D6737, from construction by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry Newton le Willows through to the first passenger train working under DDS ownership. If you know of any significant events in the life of D6737 that are missing from the list below and wish them to be included then use the email address ddswebmaster@hotmail.co.uk.

 

Date Event
May 1962 Accepted by British Railways and allocated to Hull Dairycoats (50B)
October 1969 Allocated to Healey Mills depot (56B)
August 1972 Allocated to Immingham depot (40B)
October 1972 Allocated to Darnell depot (41B)
May 1973 Allocated to Tinsley depot (41A)
September 1973 Allocated to Immingham depot (40B)
February 1974 Re-numbered to 37037 under the TOPS System
March 1974 Allocated to Tinsley depot (TI)
October 1974 Allocated to March depot (MR)
February 1981 Allocated to Stratford depot (SF)
March 1981 Allocated to Glasgow Eastfield depot (ED)
December 1985 Allocated to Motherwell Depot (ML)
July 1986 Re-numbered to 37321 and named "Gartcosh” at Motherwell depot
April 1989 Re-numbered back to 37037 and retains "Gartcosh" nameplates
January 1991 Allocated to Thornaby depot (TE) 
April 1992 Allocated to Cardiff Canton depot (CF)
May 1992 Nameplates removed at CF
May 1993 Allocated to Bristol Bath Road depot (BR)
December 1994 Allocated to Stewarts Lane depot (SL)
September 1997 Allocated to Eastleigh depot (EH)
November 1998 Allocated to Toton depot (TO) 
27th August 1999 Transferred to France for use in the construction of TGV-Mediterranee high speed rail link.
14th August 2000 Returned to UK and arrived at Wigan CRDC for storage 
March 2003 Allocated for disposal
August 2003 Purchased by Harry Needle Railroad Company (HNRC)
1st January 2004 Purchased by the Devon Diesel Society for preservation 
8th June 2004 Moved to the South Devon Railway following repairs by HNRC
9th June 2004 Works return test trip from Buckfastleigh to Totnes
12th June 2004 Works first passenger service in preservation at the 2004 Gala
28th August 2005 Named "Loch Treig" in a ceremony at Buckfastleigh