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37059/218 at Diggle on 18th August 2011

DRS Class 37/0s Nos. 37059 & 37218 power through Diggle with Cheshire Cat Tours' 1Z97 05:43 Aberystwyth to Durham railtour on 18th August 2011. I hadn't originally planned to go to Diggle on this day, but upon hearing that this train was running late I made a last minute decision to head there. Despite sitting in a queue of traffic at roadworks in Uppermill and thinking I would end up missing it, I had plenty of time. The subsequent wait was worth it as the 'Tractors' came into view and slowed for a signal check. It was rather fortunate that they did as a First TransPennine service passed in the opposite direction. As the signal cleared, the driver opened the power handle and stormed up the last of the climb to Standedge Tunnel.