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DRS ‘37s’ take on Three Peaks Challenge


Heading back to Crewe, the final leg of the trip is seen passing Garstang, north of Preston on June 15. JOHN HALES

The annual rail industry ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ – raising money for the Railway Children charity – was once again supported by Direct Rail Services on June 13-15. 

The operator supplied ‘retro’-liveried No. 37402 Stephen Middlemore 23.12.1954 – 8.6.2013 and No. 37419 Carl Haviland for the train, which carried participants between their climbs of Snowdon, Scafell and Ben Nevis, visiting Bangor, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Fort William. 

This year’s event raised more than £225,000 for the charity. 

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