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Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

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Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

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Walkingthedog wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:05 pm on point duty and to keep track of criminals.
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teedoubleudee wrote: Locos and rolling stock adorned with commercial names and logos are generally used in association with that business so the Police one baffles me?
Seems as though there was an advert by British Transport Police in the 70’s and they painted a loco for that. Aimed at trespassers on the railway. The paint job was supposed to wash off. It didn’t. R-
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Thank you Roger, that makes sense now.
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I, too, am a bit puzzled. I'd thought if it existed, it was as a prop for the ad. The internet results are a bit thin, but one or two articles cite it being used for rail security. Roger's explanation makes more sense to me. The ad, however, was simply comic genius.
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The class 37 appeared in a British Rail advert in the 1980's as I remember it. It was seen pulling over a HST for speeding, so at least one class 37 was actually painted in this livery. It was said to have run in this livery on its ordinary daily revenue earning duties for a good while before it was eventually repainted back into a more conventional livery.
I have not seen a 47 painted in this livery though so I do not know anything about that loco.
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I once saw it parked at the sidings by Didcot at station with a sizeable amount of wagons.
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TWD, Chops posted that link in post #5. Great advert.
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Sorry, must have skimmed over that one :D
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I've revisited the ad numerous times. It is a comic masterpiece. Quintessential British humor.
Always happy to revisit it. More and more information backstory coming forward.
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