(Noobish Question) Why are Class 37's Usually Double headed?

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It's just been something i've always wondered, Cause i've seen once or twice a single 37 doing a pretty good job hauling a decent load by itself (heck wasnt there a youtube video of one hauling a broken down 66 freight up the lickey incline?), but usually 37's seem to be double headed, even some with less heavy freights, and i just wondered is why?

i mean? maybe it's due to it maybe not being as powerful as say a 47 or 56, but it's not that heavily less powerful?

sorry if wrong section btw :'3
 
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It's just been something i've always wondered, Cause i've seen once or twice a single 37 doing a pretty good job hauling a decent load by itself (heck wasnt there a youtube video of one hauling a broken down 66 freight up the lickey incline?), but usually 37's seem to be double headed, even some with less heavy freights, and i just wondered is why?

i mean? maybe it's due to it maybe not being as powerful as say a 47 or 56, but it's not that heavily less powerful?

sorry if wrong section btw :'3

Insurance mainly.
 

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In particular the Nuclear Flask trains have to be double headed due to the apparent risk of the hazardous material becoming stranded, and nefarious individuals getting their hands on it. Although that does strike me as a rather unlikely scenario.
 

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In particular the Nuclear Flask trains have to be double headed due to the apparent risk of the hazardous material becoming stranded, and nefarious individuals getting their hands on it. Although that does strike me as a rather unlikely scenario.

4x Class 20's with shotguns inside will be ideal :3 jk.

So it's just generally due to them possibly breaking down due to age and that concerns?. :D.

and probably maybe due to noise too? seeing as 2x can run without making the car alarm setting off, station clock breaking noise 37's are known for? :D
 

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Who cares whether insurance is the issue or not. Just to here a 37 Growl is good enough for me.
 
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In particular the Nuclear Flask trains have to be double headed due to the apparent risk of the hazardous material becoming stranded, and nefarious individuals getting their hands on it. Although that does strike me as a rather unlikely scenario.

The risk is not necessarily of unauthorised removal ofthe materials, more the risk of the stock being surrounded by crusty juggler types should it fail and the consequent need to use full TSG tactics / tasers or even live firearms to re secure the area to enable repairs / coupling of thunderbird loco ... so just put the thunderbird in the diagram to begin with ...

You only need to look at what the crusty jugglers do when it suits them to hamper the actions of people legally carrying out their business...

Sadly eau d' crustly juggler isn't classified as a chemical weapon ... but perhaps if water cannon were used on the UK mainland , some 'Matey' may be the most approrpiate additive ...
 
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