End of the icons: DRS is selling its legendary “tractors”

End of the icons: DRS is selling its legendary “tractors”
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Direct Rail Services is retiring its Class 37 locomotives, offering them for sale via tender.

An end of an era. Direct Rail Services (DRS) has decided to retire its fleet of six Class 37 locomotives in its commitment to modernisation and the environment. Especially, because DRS belongs to Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS), a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), committed to environmental improvements.

Class 37 locomotives will be replaced by more modern traction, focusing on Stadler’s Class 68 and Class 88 locomotives.

The six-axle Class 37 locomotives became especially popular among railway fans, nicknaming them “tractors”. In total, 309 locomotives were made between 1960 and 1969. Six DRS units will be sold via the tendering process.

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