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37201 passes Tondu station on 28 July 1991 with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z81 Liverpool Lime Street to Onllwyn 'Vulcan Valley Venturer' railtour.
The station had closed in 1970, but would happily reopen a year after this picture was taken.
Unfortunately this was running over an hour late, which meant that the light had virtually gone.
Note that it is holding up the 4M04 Southampton to Washwood Heath empty car carriers, which is having to wait on the east curve.
This small load was typical, and it is quite surprising that these trains managed to struggle on for a few more years, with the market for traditional domestic coal deliveries shrinking all the time.
In retrospect it is a pity that I didn't take more pictures of this working, especially as it ran on a Saturday.37214 & 37178 run alongside the M40 motorway at Rowington on 28 July 1992 with the 6M79 Eastleigh to Crewe Basford Hall Mo D stores train.
I don't often bother to photograph light engines, but made an exception here to show off the lead locomotive's unusual livery.
37203 & 37255 head east at Severn Tunnel Junction on 5 June 1989.
It is not only the passengers who are enjoying the day out, as the Class 37 has five people in the cab!The Southern Railway Art Deco concrete architecture is unmistakable, as 37203 passes through Chessington North station with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z91 'Buffer Puffer - The Return!