Preserved or not? No one would ever expect a Class 37s on the mainline in 2016 and certainly not on freight train, sort of. On hire to Colas for crew training, 37025 starts its first run from Barry to Barry with 6B11 via Vale of Glamorgan, Briton Ferry Yard and Pengam (Cardiff) on 27th January 2016.
A loco synonymous with March or Inverness although it did start life at Stratford as D6725 in August 1961. Having several other allocations during its career including Thornaby, Healey Mills, Eastfield, Motherwell and latterly Bescot, Eastleigh and finally Toton before withdrawal. Renumbered to 37025 in February 1974. Named “Inverness TMD” on 18th March 1994 and had “Quality Assured” plate added below at a later date.Bought by the Scottish Thirty-seven Group and moved to Bo’ness it then went out on-loan to Colas Rail but has recently returned to the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. It is still, at time of writing, Main-line certified.