37058 Rhyl 29 May 1999

During Spring and Summer 1999 there was a shortage of available Class 37/4s on the North Wales Coast line, with the result that several 37/0s were used. Such was the case on 29 May 1999, when 37058 was pressed into service on the 1G96 08:36 Holyhead to Birmingham New Street service. It is pictured here approaching Rhyl in extremely gloomy conditions. Behind the locomotive is Marine Lake, around which runs the Rhyl Miniature Railway, the oldest miniature railway in the country.