This celebration in black and orange provides locomotives of both nose end variations and allows for prototypical double-heading of the heaviest freight trains.
RUNAWAY WINNER IN OUR POLL for Class 37/7 liveries was the bold black and orange scheme of Loadhaul, the name given to the regionally organised Trainload Freight North in 1994 pending its privatisation. The company operated a significant quantity of ‘heavyweight’ Type 3s, primarily on duties to and from the important industrial centres on Teesside and Humberside. These were allocated to the large traction maintenance depots at Thornaby and Immingham.
Although there were only seven Class 37s painted in these colours, the sheer popularity of Loadhaul amongst both enthusiasts and modellers prompted us to commission two of these in one twin pack. Although this may seem extravagant, demand has proved us correct and we have gone to considerable trouble to ensure the two models incorporate some significant detail differences.
Both models variously utilise new tooling commissioned by RAIL EXCLUSIVE including the revised bodysides, flush-fronted nose ends and riveted construction roof, the last two elements of which first saw use on our earlier Class 37/5s and met with widespread acclaim.
The production quantity was finalised in late 2010 and these models will never be re-issued.