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DRS goes Large Logo Loopy

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Now their favourite livery for 37/4's.

37402 inside Derby RTC yesterday.
 

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I like that.... And certainly prefer it to the massive DRS logo that's presumably the other option.
 
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Really like what DRS are doing here. Very historical (even though I'm too young to remember BR!)
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Really like what DRS are doing here. Very historical (even though I'm too young to remember BR!)
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Well cheers for that, makes people like myself feel positively ancient ;):)

Crikey I can remember them still in green livery with large yellow ends and a diesel brake tender attached from when I was around 11 or 12 years old!
 
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It's a bit of a mystery why DRS has started this with the 37/4s, although I suspect it began when they acquired 37401 which has already been outshopped in LL livery.
 

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Nice, but now it doesn't have all the bodyside decoration, they could have moved the plates up to the more traditional location too.
 

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It's a bit of a mystery why DRS has started this with the 37/4s, although I suspect it began when they acquired 37401 which has already been outshopped in LL livery.

DRS haven't acquired 401, rather it is on hire from the SRPS.

Nice, but now it doesn't have all the bodyside decoration, they could have moved the plates up to the more traditional location too.

I'd noticed that, shame they didn't consider moving the position of the plates on this one, as without the body side window - a DRS refurbishment mod, it could do with something up there in that now blank space.
 

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Pity they've used Arial Bold instead of Rail Alphabet for the numbers too.
 

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Very nice unfortunately it wont make them more reliable:lol:
 

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DRS haven't acquired 401, rather it is on hire from the SRPS.


My understanding is that 401 belongs to DRS, but they placed it on a long-term loan to the SRPS when they were getting rid of 37/4s a couple of years ago.

As part of that, SRPS re-painted it in Large Logo blue - and did such a good job that when DRS won the Greater Anglia and Cumbrian Coast LHCS contracts and needed 401 back, they felt that the Scots had done such a great job with the livery that it would be rude to re-paint it.

As for 402-3, I have no idea but I presume it's because of the positive
reaction of the punters!
 

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My understanding is that 401 belongs to DRS, but they placed it on a long-term loan to the SRPS when they were getting rid of 37/4s a couple of years ago.

As part of that, SRPS re-painted it in Large Logo blue - and did such a good job that when DRS won the Greater Anglia and Cumbrian Coast LHCS contracts and needed 401 back, they felt that the Scots had done such a great job with the livery that it would be rude to re-paint it.

As for 402-3, I have no idea but I presume it's because of the positive
reaction of the punters!

You're Correct, my apologies! :oops: It's been one of those days and I'm getting 401 mixed up with the SRPS owned 403 - Which co-incidentally is also going Large Logo. As for why 402 has gone Large Logo though, and whether also under restoration 407/413/424 will also go into DRS or BR Blue remains to be seen.
 

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As for 402-3, I have no idea but I presume it's because of the positive
reaction of the punters!

Indeed although the cynic might say it makes it less obvious its a DRS owned Loco when it breaks down:lol:
 

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Indeed although the cynic might say it makes it less obvious its a DRS owned Loco when it breaks down:lol:

Yep - except they work with DRS-branded coaches so it's counterproductive from that p.o.v. anyway! :lol:
 

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Indeed although the cynic might say it makes it less obvious its a DRS owned Loco when it breaks down:lol:
At least they haven't gone down the Aldi route and painted "Vigrin Trains" or "AcrossCountry" on there.
 

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Thought I had a piccy of this somewhere, here it is. Looking very dirty and with what appears to be hand painted numbers.
 

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But I always thought that DRS repaints made their locomotives more reliable? ;)

Oops, 47810 now springs to mind! lol

Shhh. It's supposed to be 841 that would be magically more reliable if painted Blue. Because, you know, it wasn't the most reliable in Virgin days but DRS blue will make it better.

Hmmm. :lol:
 

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Thought I had a piccy of this somewhere, here it is. Looking very dirty and with what appears to be hand painted numbers.

37401-416 were out shopped from BREL Crewe with hand painted/stenciled numbers as per the photo of 37402. Several later received transfer numbers when repainted at depots or tarted up for namings, 37406\411 for example, whilst 37416 was repainted at Crewe during its collision repairs. 417 onwards had transfers.

Re-37401 - whilst it was very accurately repainted by the boys at Bo'ness whilst under their care, the loco was actually repainted again at RVEL.
 

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422 was in unbranded livery at Norwich (I think) today - is that being repainted too?
 

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422 was in unbranded livery at Norwich (I think) today - is that being repainted too?

No. 422 is an odd one, as it was repainted when restored to traffic by HNRC 2 years ago but has managed to escape DRS branding since. Mind you, DRS has changed their branding since 2014 and further changed their minds when it comes to the liveries of the 37/4s since. So who knows? Not even DRS by the looks of it!

Of course there's still 37407 and 37424 to come out soon as well - 407 is also part way into a Largo Logo repaint, so I'd expect 424 to come out the same!
 

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Of course there's still 37407 and 37424 to come out soon as well - 407 is also part way into a Largo Logo repaint, so I'd expect 424 to come out the same!

Other way around, it's 424 which is partly done in LLB, 407 still in bare metal/undercoat. Quote I heard was 424 out in June.
 

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