37042 Cockwood Harbour 3 May 1999

37042 passes Cockwood Harbour in lovely soft evening light on 3 May 1999 with the 6V70 08:57 Cliffe Vale to St Blazey china clay empties. Two things make this picture slightly unusual: the single Class 37 instead of the usual pair, and the uniform rake of CEA covered hopper wagons. There were in fact 30 CEA wagons in this train, plus three Cargowagons, out of sight on the rear of the train. As there were only 44 wagons converted from HEA hoppers to CEAs in 1996, this train represents over two thirds of the entire fleet! Note the boat named Nearly in the foreground. A shame there wasn't another one nearby called There!