DIRECT RAIL SERVICES has a growing enthusiast following that does not reflect the company’s relatively small size. However, this comes as no surprise when you discover its motive power fleet comprises a significant number of veteran ex-British Rail diesels. Amongst this roster is a sizeable number of Class 37s including several refurbished machines.
Our new nose-ends made the production of a DRS twin pack an attractive proposition – something that was confirmed by the number of pre-orders we received when the project was announced. The nuclear transportation specialists even took an active role in the development work by providing access to locomotives and even suggested the inclusion of the Carlisle depot’s own ‘pet’ machine!