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Railfreight Distribution and Freightliner -
Virgin Cross Country services

Updated 07/04/08.
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Sunday 7th June 1998 - 47338 was working 1E32 1459 Bristol-York and can be seen in this pic at Derby - where it was removed in favour of 47793. 793 then returned with 1M59 2022 York-New Street to Derby, where 338 was put back on!
Photo Copyright: Crumb


Sunday 15th June 1997 - 47307 at New Street having taken over 1O13 1710 Manchester-Poole. 846 was on the down sleeper to Penzance that night.
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Sunday 15th February 1998 - 47217 before leaving Manchester Piccadilly with 1G55 1717 Manchester-Birmingham New Street.
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Wednesday 12th August 1998 - 47226 at Bournemouth after arrival at 1735 on 1O38 0910 Edinburgh-Bournemouth from BNS, it also returned to New Street on 1M81 1814 Bournemouth-Manchester.
Photo Copyright: Nigel Benning


Wednesday 12th August 1998 - 47306 at Stoke working 1H28 1516 Birmingham International-Manchester Piccadilly. Another source says 306 worked 47306 1S76 0915 Brighton-Glasgow on this day, could it have worked this to Birmingham for 1H28???.
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Friday 14th August 1998 - 47375 worked 1V45 0913 Liverpool-Plymouth from Birmingham New Street, seen at Bristol.
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Friday 14th August 1998 - Two shots of 375 after running round at Plymouth, ready to return to Birmingham New Street at the head of 1M31 1556 Plymouth-Manchester.
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Sunday 23rd August 1998 - 47331 at Birmingham New Street, on 1O15 1448 Liverpool-Southampton.
Photo Copyright: Crumb

- 47095
- 47051
Saturday 29th August 1998 - On Saturday of this weekend (both these loco's were in use on the Sunday too) - 095 (top) was on 1O10 0913 Liverpool-Weymouth from Birmingham New Street, and 051 lower was photographed arriving at Brockenhurst at 1721 heading to Bournemouth on 1O38 0910 Edinburgh-Bournemouth from BNS, and it returned on 1M81 1814 Bournemouth-Manchester to BNS. 095 returned the next day with 1M84 1005 Poole-Man Picc.
Two Photo's Copyright: Nigel Benning


Sunday 30th August 1998 - 47095 at Leamington Spa working 1M84 1005 Poole-Manchester.
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Sunday 30th August 1998 - 47095 at Coventry, again working 1M84 1005 Poole-Manchester. 051 would shortly pass the other way with 1O13 (see next photo!)
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Sunday 30th August 1998 - At Coventry working 1O13 (or 1O10?) 1113 Manchester-Bournemouth, which it had taken forward from New Street.
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After arrival at Bournemouth on the above mentioned train, 47051 then returned to New Street on the 1716 Bournemouth-Liverpool.
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Sunday 30th August 1998 - 47316 at New Street. This working is unknown, can anyone supply details? 316 had worked into BNS on 1O12 1617 Manchester-Poole where it was replaced by 47848. 051 is also in the photo after it's trip to Bournemouth. Also, 47363 worked a 1Z27 0757 Salisbury-Toton on this day.
Photo Copyright: Crumb


Friday 4th September 1998 - 47326 at Brockenhurst on 1O38 0910 Edinburgh-Bournemouth, which it hauled from Birmingham.
Photo Copyright: Nigel Benning


Saturday 12th September 1998 - 47016 leads 47806 into Basingstoke on 1O38 which was worked by 47806 from Birmingham. Presumably because of failure, 016 was added and worked in tandem from Leamington-Banbury. After run-rounds at Reading, 806 was dead in tow with 016 powering at the front. 016 returned with 1M81 1814 Bournemouth-BNS alone.
Photo Copyright: Nigel Benning


Saturday 7th November 1998 - 47193 and 47805 were top'n'tailing a set from Bournemouth to Basingstoke, 193 shown here looking as tatty as the old roof at Bournemouth before working 1Z37 1220 Bournemouth-Basingstoke. One other known working by 193 that day was 1Z01 0636 Poole-Basingstoke. 193 of course later received Freightliner livery within a year.
Photo Copyright: Nigel Benning


Sunday 15th November 1998 - plenty of interest in the Nuneaton drags this day with 313/326/523 and 555 all working. 47228 though was working 1O21 1410 Manchester-Bounemouth, photographed at Stoke.
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Sunday 15th November 1998 - and later at Birmingham.
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228 was removed at Birmingham for 843 forward.
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1st published by sulzerpower.com 12/03/08, updated 12/03/08 and is a copyright of THE CLASS 47 LIST 2000-2008, photography on this page copyright of Crumb, see index page for full copyright details.