English Electric Growl 

Classes: Index


© English Electric Growl / Martin Bray

Eastern Region

Immingham depot, close to the northern coast of Lincolnshire, had a long connection with the Class 37. On a rare day of rest, December 26th 1989, Class 37/3 no. 37351 is seen on the depot waiting to go back to work.

© Martin Bray

The English Electric Company used three locations to build locomotives fitted with the 12CSVT Diesel engine, two in the United Kingdom and one in Australia. The Vulcan Foundry at Newton le Willows on Merseyside and the Darlington Works of Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn produced locomotives from 1959 to 1970, whilst Rocklea Works at Brisbane in Queensland produced locomotives from 1966 to 1976. A full history of the company appears in the ´Growlette´ section of the site.

The class lists have been divided into two separate lists, ´British Built´ and ´Australian Built´, each accessible from the links to the left. The menu is then divided again into three possible sections, New contains classifications of locomotives when they were new to service, Rebuilt includes classes that were either rebuilt or reclassified during their working life but retained the English Electric 12CSVT diesel engine, the last topic is Re-Engined which as suggests, means that a new class was created when a locomotive was rebuilt or reclassified but was fitted with an alternative engine instead of the E.E.12CSVT or indeed no engine at all. All will be explained as you delve deeper into the site and class information.


This page was last updated on Sunday March 11th 2018