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Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:55 am
by RogerB
Walkingthedog wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:05 pm on point duty and to keep track of criminals.
Very good. R-

Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:57 am
by RogerB
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-

Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:25 am
by teedoubleudee
Thank you Roger, that makes sense now.

Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:44 pm
by Chops
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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.

Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:01 am
by Mountain Goat
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.

Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:22 am
by Walkingthedog
I once saw it parked at the sidings by Didcot at station with a sizeable amount of wagons.

Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:16 am
by teedoubleudee

Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:13 pm
by Walkingthedog
TWD, Chops posted that link in post #5. Great advert.

Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:40 pm
by teedoubleudee
Sorry, must have skimmed over that one :D

Re: Hornby OO Class 37 in Police Livery

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:24 am
by Chops
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.