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Electric Train Heating Ex-Locomotives

Three former class 25/3 locos converted into mobile generators in 1983 to allow Mk3 Sleeper carriages to be be used on the Fort William sleeper trains.



97251 ETHEL 2 @ Eastfield MPD. » 97251 ETHEL 2 @ Eastfield MPD. Photo by Geddy_Lee



International Youth Year » In 1985 to commemorate International Youth Year 37191 was named just that at a ceremony at Glasgow Queen Street in February. With a former Class 25 ETHEL and a Glasgow to Edinburgh rake in tow,the newly named loco set off for a tour to Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh. Photo by Deepol



37423 » Newly painted in Freight Sector grey and nominated to be named SIR MURRAY MORRISON, 37423 heading through Dalmuir in April 1988 with the coaches for the summer steam service. Also in the train is former Class 25 97251 used as generators to provide heating and air conditioning on the sleepers prior to the 37/4s coming. I think by this time they were running on the steam specials much to the annoyance of the enthusiasts! Photo by Deepol