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Class 47 News, Allocations and Confirmed Workings

Monday, 30 November 2009


  Monday 30/11/09


  • 47245 = 5Z83 1200 Swanage-Southall.
  • 47270 = 0Z47 1036 Washwood Heath-Crewe CSFL.
  • 47832 + 37423 t'n't = 5Z20 0545 Carlisle Kingmoor-Workington(832)/ 2T18 0705 Workington-Maryport/ 2Z19 0725 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T20 0810 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z21 0833 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T22 0940 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z23 1000 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T24 1030 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z25 1050 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T26 1120 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z27 1145 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T28 1220 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z29 1250 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T30 1335 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z31 1400 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T32 1445 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z33 1510 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T34 1550 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z35 1625 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T36 1700 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z37 1720 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T38 1755 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z39 1820 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 2T40 1850 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z41 1915 Mry-Wkg(832)/ 5Z21 2105 Wkg-Carlisle Kingmoor.

    29/11/09: 47245 stands in Swanage yard, waiting to head back to London on Monday. The photographer points out that this loco (D1922 at the time) was one of ONLY six Brush type 4's that were allocated to the Southern region at Eastleigh (70D) to help out with the ailing Bullied Pacifics on the 'Bournemouth Belle'. Some of these 47s also ran on the Swanage Branch from October 1966 – September 1968 before it closed.
    Photo Copyright: Steve47005

  • 47270 will be running on an 0Z47 schedule around the Midlands for the next few weeks on hire to Serco for route learning purposes, on Tues-Thurs 1st-3rd December 2009 this is an 0Z47 0800 Crewe Coal Sidings (0805 Crewe station) to Leamington Spa via Wolverhampton, Bescot, Soho and Tyseley, returning back the same route departing Leamington Spa at 1323.
  • After spending Saturday night at Peterborough, 47786 and 47851 visited the Nene carriage sidings (where FCC stable there units) on Sunday morning for water before proceeding to Carnforth.
  • Photo page updated.
    thanks for news today: Crumb, Dorset Rail, Strands, Neil Boden, Neil C, Mark Jamieson, Matt Spencer, Darren Wetherall.



  • Sunday, 29 November 2009


      Sunday 29/11/09


  • 47786 + 47851 = 5Z47 1205 Peterborough-Carnforth(786 with 851 in tow).
  • 47760 = 5Z66 1325 Preston-Carnforth(37516 on rear).


    47786 and 47851 at Egmanton working light to Kings Cross to work a return steam charter, hauled by 47786 during Saturday evening. 47851 is believed to have failed later in the day, can anyone confirm this was the loco that hauled the Kings Cross-Newcastle out of Kings Cross?
    Photo Copyright: Nick Green (link to review of his 47 audio product)

  • A 156 is working the extras between Maryport and Workington today, yesterday these trains did not run.
  • Tomorrow should see the return of 37423 and 47832 working the following trains which run from 30/11 to 04/12 at least;
    5Z20 0545 Carlisle Kingmoor-Workington (arr 0644)
    2T18 0705 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z19 0725 Maryport-Workington/
    2T20 0810 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z21 0833 Maryport-Workington/
    2T22 0940 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z23 1000 Maryport-Workington/
    2T24 1030 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z25 1050 Maryport-Workington/
    2T26 1120 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z27 1145 Maryport-Workington/
    2T28 1220 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z29 1250 Maryport-Workington/
    2T30 1335 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z31 1400 Maryport-Workington/
    2T32 1440 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z33 1510 Maryport-Workington/
    2T34 1550 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z35 1625 Maryport-Workington/
    2T36 1700 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z37 1720 Maryport-Workington/
    2T38 1755 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z39 1820 Maryport-Workington/
    2T40 1850 Workington-Maryport/
    2Z41 1915 Maryport-Workington/
    5Z21 2105 Workington-Carlisle Kingmoor (arr 2224).
    The 2T(north)/2Z(south) workings take 15 minutes in each direction.
  • 47787 failed at Newcastle yesterday and didn't return to Birmingham on the charter as originally shown on yesterday's news, it was providing train supply on the rear of a no-heat hauled charter, 787 was left at Heaton. 47786 and 47851 terminated at Peterborough last night when heading for Newcastle due to apparent late running caused by engine problems.
  • Spotted when browsing the web that the two Train Crazy 47 videos 'Final days of the Class 47s' - parts 1 and 2 have been reduced to clear from £14.95 to £9.95 each (DVD and VHS), reviewing the countdown to the end of 47 haulage in the early millennium. A brief review of these is on the Class 47 List review page at the video section.

    thanks for news today: Crumb, Runcorn Sprog, John Baker, Neil C, Nick Green, Kevin Melia, GW.



  • Saturday, 28 November 2009


      Saturday 28/11/09


  • ??xxx = 5Z85 0718 Southall Yard-London Victoria/ 5Z88 2245 London Victoria-Southall Yard (37706?).
  • 47786 + 47851 = 5Z41 0309 York Holgate Sidings-Newcastle to Heaton CS/ 0Z42 0626 0626 Heaton CS-Kings Cross(786)/ 5Z43 1434 Kings Cross-Ferme Park(786)/ 5Z44 1800 Ferme Park-Kings Cross(851)/ 1Z44 1855 Kings Cross-Newcastle(786 - terminated at Peterborough due to late running caused by brake problems).
  • 47760 + 37516 t'n't = 5Z61 0335 Carnforth-Rose Grove(760)/ 1Z61 0642 Rose Grove-York to Carnforth Up+DownGoodsLoop(37)/ 1Z64 1653 York-Rose Grove from Carnforth UDGL at 2100(37)/ 5Z65 2244 Rose Grove-Preston(760).
  • 47787 + 37259+37609 t'n't = 5Z33 0405 Crewe DRS-Birmingham International(787)/ 1Z34 0604 Birmingham International-Newcastle(37s)/ 5Z35 1259 Newcastle-Heaton(37s).
  • 5Z45 2324 Newcastle-Heaton CS did not run.

    47245=Swanage (til Monday when it works 5Z83 1200 Swanage-Southall.

    27/11/09: 47739 stabled at Doncaster West Yard, leading the 47828 and HNRC owned 47813. The latter pair have been there since 15/07/09 when they arrived with 47810 on 0Z47 1840 Norwich CP-Doncaster West Yard via Crofton (where 828 was added). Did anyone get a photo of that working in July, or can anyone confirm which loco was leading up to Crofton? It's clear that from Crofton 47813 lead the formation into Doncaster, but because 47828 was added to the middle of the formation it isn't clear what order they were in before arriving at Crofton.
    Photo Copyright: Chris Wall

  • Future Workings page has been updated with workings for next year added, these were workings provided by Nick Scott several weeks ago, there may consequently be a few additions. Also added there are confirmed station timings for the Railtourer charter on 05/12/09 and the Rail-blue Charters excursion on 19/12/09.
  • October to December 1990 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
    thanks for news today: Crumb, John Baker, Neil Exley, Nick Green, Paul Heaton, Mark Jamieson, Brian Sherrington, iain60040.



  • Friday, 27 November 2009


      Friday 27/11/09


  • 47245 = 5Z82 1211 Eastleigh-Swanage.
  • 47786 + 47851 t'n't = 5Z40 1319 Carnforth-York Holgate Sidings (851).
  • 47787 = 5Z32 1125 Carnforth-Crewe DRS.
  • 47802 + 37604 in multiple hauling 37510 + 37194 = 6L70 0446 Willesden-Sizewell to Ipswich.
  • 47832 + 37423 t'n't = 5Z34 0545 Carlisle Kingmoor-Workington(832)/ 2T01 0700 Workington-Maryport(37)/ 2T02 0725 Maryport-Workington(832)/ 2T03 0810 Workington-Maryport(37)/ 2T04 0833 Maryport-Workington(832)/ 2T05 0945 Workington-Maryport(37)/ 2T06 1002 Maryport-Workington(832)/ 2T07 1550 Workington-Maryport/ 2T08 1625 Maryport-Workington/ 2T09 1700 Workington-Maryport/ 2T10 1720 Maryport-Workington/ 2T11 1755 Workington-Maryport/ 2T12 1820 Maryport-Workington/ 2T13 1850 Workington-Maryport/ 2T14 1915 Maryport-Workington/ 5Z35 2000 Workington-Carlisle Kingmoor.

    27/11/09: 47832 stands at Workington prior to departure of the 0945 Workington-Maryport, hauled by 37423 (almost out of sight at the north end). Less than six miles in distance, these workings call at Flimby, and Workington Northside when this opens - a temporary stop to help locals affected by the loss of local road bridges.
    Photo Copyright: Darren Armstrong

  • The above listed Workington-Maryport workings are to be supplemented tomorrow and possibly Sunday by;
    2T07 1030 Workington-Maryport/
    2T08 1050 Maryport-Workington/
    2T09 1120 Workington-Maryport/
    2T10 1145 Maryport-Workington/
    2T11 1220 Workington-Maryport/
    2T12 1250 Maryport-Workington/
    2T13 1335 Workington-Maryport/
    2T14 1400 Maryport-Workington/
    2T15 1440 Workington-Maryport/
    2T16 1510 Maryport-Workington/ then back to 2T07 as shown in todays allocations.
    Slight ammendments expected for Monday, but other than that the turn is to run until further notice - which could be some time.
  • The Rail Blue Charters Shrewsbury-Newcastle charter tomorrow is cancelled.
  • May to September 1990 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
  • Other Saturday workings;
    1Z61 0642 Rose Grove-York to Carnforth Up&Down Goods Loop/ 1Z64 1653 York-Rose Grove from Carnforth UDGL at 2100.
    5Z85 0718 Southall Yard-London Victoria/ 5Z88 2245 London Victoria-Southall Yard (steam 60019 on rear of both).
    5Z43 1443 Kings Cross-Ferme Park/ 1Z44 1855 Kings Cross-Newcastle (outward hauled by steam 60007).

    thanks for news today: geoff1432002, uksteam.info, Yuppie, Andy Cleaver, Mark Jamieson.



  • Thursday, 26 November 2009


      Thursday 26/11/09


  • 47245 = 5Z34 0402 Southall-Poole CS/ 5Z37 2020 Poole-Eastleigh.
  • 47712 = 0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 5P30 1509 Colchester-Norwich with 90013 in tow.
  • 47739 = 0Z47 0600 Doncaster West yard-Loughborough Works/ 0Z43 0911 Loughborough Works-Heaton CS hauling 43123+43067/ 0Z43 1600 Heaton CS-Doncaster West Yard.
  • 47790 = ???
  • 47802 + 37604 in multipe = 0Z26 1445 Stafford Salop Sidings-Willesden.
  • 47832 + 37423 = 5Z40 1619 Crewe Gresty Bridge-Carlisle Kingmoor.

    47501=Carlisle Kingmoor. 47805/812=Rugby.

  • A top'n'tail short term planning working commences tomorrow during the morning and tea time peaks to help with services on the Cumbrian Coast, from Maryport to Workington station where overcrowding has become excessive following the recent loss of road bridges. DRS ETS fitted locomotives will be used, with three of the DRS mk3s and a half-brake sourced from elsewhere.

    25/11/09: 47245 at Cathiron on the WCML working 5Z33 0619 Carnforth Steamtown to Southall.
    Photo Copyright: Matt Spencer

  • January & April 1990 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
  • 47843 worked 0Z47 1058 Crewe CS-Warrington Arply yesterday and an ECS back to Crewe, in answer to the earlier question.
    thanks for news today: 37609, Crumb, Dorset Rail, Driff47844, RC, Shaun C, Andy Cleaver, Ian Mclean, DP.



  • Wednesday, 25 November 2009


      Wednesday 25/11/09


  • 47245 = 5Z33 0619 Carnforth-Southall.
  • 47805 with 47727 + 47749 + 47812 in tow = 0Z47 1037 Ashford Yard-Rugby OLE.
  • 47843 = 0Z47 1058 Crewe DHS-Warrington Arpley/ 5Z47 1243 Warrington Arpley-Crewe DHS/Heritage Centre/ light Crewe Heritage Centre-Crewe HS.


    xx/xx/64: An unknown date in 1964, this is D1511 (47412) approaching Darlington on 1A15 0900 Newcastle-Kings Cross, the up Tyne Tees Pullman.
    Photo Copyright: Brian Sherrington collection


    thanks for news today: 31466, 37609, Driff47844, Ian Mclean, Mr N, DP, Sharpo.



  • Tuesday, 24 November 2009


      Tuesday 24/11/09


  • 47712 = 0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 1Z99 1435 Colchester-Liverpool Street/ 1P46 1700 Liverpool Street-Norwich (90007 in tow).
  • 47739 = 5Z43 0530 Doncaster West yard-Neville Hill/ 5Z44 0716 Neville Hill-Loughborough Works hauling 43319/ 5Z47 1100 Loughborough Works-Doncaster West Yard.


    06/03/88: 47533 arrives at Yeovil Junction on 1V11 1110 London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids service, diverted via Castle Cary and Yeovil Pen Mill due to engineering works. Workings in the archive from March 1988 can be found here, though no workings for 533 had previously been submitted.
    Photo Copyright: Colin Grafham

  • October to December of 1989 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
  • 1989 NB Workings has now been added to go with the 1987 & 1988 pages.
  • Photo page updated today.
    thanks for news today: 31466, Crumb, Dibatag47426, Driff47844, Mick Collinson, Roger Smith.



  • Tuesday, 24 November 2009


      Monday 23/11/09


  • 47712 = 0F03 0451 Crown Point-Colchester.
  • 47739 = 0Z47 1151 Rugby OLE-Doncaster West Yard.
  • 47802 + 47832 t'n't = 5Z30 1210 Heaton CS-Barrow Hill(832 with 802 in tow)/ 0Z21 1645 Barrow Hill-York Parcels Sidings(832 with 802 in tow).

    thanks for news today: Crumb, Keith Webber, Ben Wheeler.



  • Sunday, 22 November 2009


      Sunday 22/11/09


  • 47787 = 5Zxx (1130) Preston-Carnforth Steamtown.
  • 47826 + 57601 t'n't = 5Z15 1257 Scarborough-Carnforth.

  • June to September of 1989 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
    thanks for news today: Crumb.



  • Saturday, 21 November 2009


      Saturday 21/11/09


  • 47787 = ECS Carnforth-Preston/ rear 1Z39 0603 Preston-Edinburgh/ rear 1Z40 mini-tour/ rear 1Z41 xxxx Edinburgh-Preston.
  • 47802 + 47832 t'n't = 5Z28 0544 Heaton CS-Morpeth (802 to Hepscott Jn then 832)/ 1Z28 0634 Morpeth-Kings Cross (832)/ 5Z28 1218 Kings Cross-Ferme Park (802)/ 5Z29 1758 Ferme Park-Kings Cross (832)/ 1Z29 1918 Kings Cross-Newcastle (802)/ 5Z29 2351 Newcastle-Heaton CS (802).
  • 47826 + 57601 t'n't = 1Z13 0717 Scarborough-Stratford Upton Avon (ron)/ 5Z14 1238 Stratford Upton Avon-Stratford Upon Avon via Stratdord Upton Avon East/ 1Z14 1619 Stratford Upon Avon-Scarborough (826).


    21/11/09: 47832 at Newcastle working 1Z28 0634 Morpeth-Kings Cross, a Morpeth Round Table excursion.
    Photo Copyright: Brian Sherrington

  • January to May of 1989 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
    thanks for news today: 31466, Crumb, Mick Hirst, Mark Hodgson, AN, Brian Sherrington, Mike T.



  • Friday, 20 November 2009


      Friday 20/11/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 0957 Craigentinny-Washwood Heath.
  • 47712 = 0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester.
  • 47739 = 6Z56 0615 Washwood Heath-Boston Docks/ 0Z56 1300 Boston Docks-Washwood Heath.
  • 47749 + 47769 = 0Z98 0415 Ashford Yard-Dollands Moor/ 7Z98 0535 Dollands Moor-Dagenham Dock/ 7Z81 1832 Dagenham Dock-Dollands Moor/ 0Z56 2235 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.
  • 47802 + 47832 t'n't = 5Z28 1200 Barrow Hill-Heaton CS (832).
  • 47826 + 57601 t'n't = 5Z13 1138 Carnforth-Scarborough.


    20/11/09: 47739 passes Elmesthorpe on this afternoons 0Z56 1300 Boston Docks-Washwood Heath.
    Photo Copyright: Jack Mills

  • October to December 1988 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
  • Photo page updated today.
    thanks for news today: Driff47844, Sid, Martian, Jack Mills, Steve Smith, Mark Webster, Ben Wheeler.



  • Thursday, 19 November 2009


      Thursday 19/11/09


  • 47712 = 0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester.
  • 47749 + 47769 = 6Z47 0200 Small Heath LaFarge-Burton Yard/ 6Z48 1305 Burton Yard-Dollands Moor/ 0Z48 2200 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.
  • 47802 = 0Z40 1157 Crewe CLS-Stoke Marcroft/ 6Z41 1431 Stoke Marcroft-Crewe CLS.


    19/11/09: 47769 and 47749 lead 6Z48 105 Burton-Dollands Moor, which ran on Thursday for the last time at the moment as this flow is believed to have ceased running for the immediate future.
    Photo Copyright: Matt Spencer

  • 47739 tomorrow is expected to work 6Z56 0615 Washwood Heath-Boston Docks and will return 0Z56 1300 Boston Docks-Washwood Heath.
    thanks for news today: Big Dan, Driff47844, Ben Wheeler.



  • Wednesday, 18 November 2009


      Wednesday 18/11/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 2032 Craigentinny-Craigentinny via Lancaster.
  • 47749 = 0Z47 1000 Washwood Heath-Tyseley.

  • September 1988 has been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
    thanks for news today: Shaun C, Neil Jones, Simon Mcglen, Roger Smith.



  • Tuesday, 17 November 2009


      Tuesday 17/11/09


  • 47245 = 5Z47 1015 Southall-Carnforth.
  • 47270 = 0Z47 2032 Craigentinny-Craigentinny via Lancaster.
  • 47739 + 47769 = 0Z47 2200 Ashford Yard-Dollands Moor/ 6Z47 2350 Dollands Moor-Small Heath LaFarge.
  • 47712 = 0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester.

  • August 1988 has been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com

  • 47749 is expected to work 0Z47 1000 Washwood Heath-Rugby tomorrow 18/11/09.
    thanks for news today: 31466, Shaun C, Crumb, Driff47844.



  • Monday, 16 November 2009


      Monday 16/11/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 2032 Craigentinny-Craigentinny via Lancaster.
  • 47812 hauling 47805 + 47739 + 47769 + 47727 in tow = 0Z47 1037 Ashford Yard-St Leonards Engineering Ltd (for coolant)/ 0Z48 1357 St Leonards-Ashford Yard.

  • July 1988 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
    thanks for news today: Craig33051, Crumb, Driff47844, James Hawkes, Mark Jamieson.




  •   Sunday 15/11/09


    No News.
    thanks for news today: .



    Saturday, 14 November 2009


      Saturday 14/11/09


  • 47773 = 1Z52 0730 Tyseley Warwick Road-Kidderminster to Bescot/ 0Z53 0840 Bescot-Codford Loop/ 1Z52 0730 Tyseley Warwick Road-Kidderminster from Cosford Loop to the NR limit on the Ironbridge branch/assisted back to mainline/ 0Z52 1010 Cosford Loop-Madeley Junction/ 0Z54 1213 Madeley Junction-Tyseley(steam charter).
  • 47786? = 0Z47 0815 Carnforth-Ditton Yard/ 0Z47 1004 Ditton Yard-Carnforth.

  • May 1988 has been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
    thanks for news today: Michael George, Matt Spencer.



  • Friday, 13 November 2009


      Friday 13/11/09, updated 1535, 1630, 1915


  • 47270 = 0Z47 0957 Inverness-Craigentinny.
  • 47712 = 1P56 1820 Liverpool Street-Norwich.

  • May 1988 has been updated in the Archives Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
    47712=Colchester. 47727/739/769/805/812=Ashford Sidings. 47802/832=Crewe Gresty Bridge. 47815/839=DerbyRVEL.


    12/11/09: 47739 at Burton before working 6Z48.
    Photo Copyright: Simon Mcglen


    thanks for news today: Driff47844.



  • Thursday, 12 November 2009


      Thursday 12/11/09


  • 37516 hauling 47786 + 57601 + 47787 = 0Z47 1303 Crewe-Carnforth Steamtown (test run).
  • 47270 = 0Z47 0725 Inverness TMD-Inverness TMD via Perth.
  • 47739 = 6Z47 0200 Small Heath LaFarge-Burton Yard/ 6Z48 1305 Burton Yard-Dollands Moor/ 0Z48 2200 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.
  • 47787 hauling 57601 + 47786 + 37516 = 0Z47 1000 Carnforth Steamtown-Crewe (test run).

  • September to December 1989 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new NB workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
  • Colas Rail's 66841 was working 7Z98 this morning. The other more lightly loaded workings should remain with 47s for now.

    13/06/64: D1576 at Low Fell Junction in 1964 at a time when 47s were still in the early stages of production, note the original grill at the number one end (furthest from camera) rather than the opening vents that replaced them within a few years. This machine later became 47456, and was seen here on a Saturday hauling 1E14 1100 Glasgow-Kings Cross - the 'up' Queen of Scots Pullman.
    Photo Copyright: Brian Sherrington collection


    thanks for news today: Driff47844, Ian Hall, Simon Mcglen, AN.



  • Wednesday, 11 November 2009


      Wednesday 11/11/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 0725 Inverness TMD-Inverness TMD via Perth.

    47843/853=CreweDMD.

    11/11/09: 47749 receiving power unit work at Hanson's maintenance facility at Washwood Heath.
    Photo Copyright: HTL


  • July and August 1989 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new NB workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
  • 47575 is visible behind 87035 from passing trains at the Crewe Heritage Centre, 47192 (D1842) is also visible as usual further up next to the Chester line.
  • Photo page updated today.
  • A 1960s archive photo will be shown here tomorrow.
    thanks for news today: Driff47844, Shaun C.



  • Tuesday, 10 November 2009


      Tuesday 10/11/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 1000 Craigentinny-Inverness.
  • 47739 + 47769 = 7Z81 1832 Dagenham Dock-Dollands Moor(769 leading).
  • 47739 = 6Z47 2350 Dollands Moor-Small Heath LaFarge.
  • 47769 = 0Z56 2235 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.

  • June 1989 has been updated in the Archives Section with many new NB workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
    thanks for news today: Crumb, Driff47844.



  • Monday, 9 November 2009


      Monday 09/11/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 0600 Washwood Heath-Craigentinny.
  • 47501 = 0Z48 0900 Norwich CP-Shirebrook/ 4Z48 1420 Shirebrook-Carlisle Kingmoor.
  • 47739 + 47769 = 0Z98 0415 Ashford-Dollands Moor/ 7Z98 0535 Dollands Moor-Dagenham Dock(739 leading).
  • 47786 + 57601 = 0Z47 0956 Southall-East Ham Depot/ 5Z47 1210 East Ham Depot-carnforth(ron).
  • 47812 = 0Z47 1032 Rugby OLE-Ashford.

    09/11/09: 47501 at Castle Donnington on 4Z48 1420 Shirebrook-Carlisle Kingmoor.
    Photo Copyright: Andy Mellors


  • January to May 1989 have been updated in the Archives Section with many new NB workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email to rjrooker@hotmail.com
  • 47270 tomorrow is to work 0Z47 1000 Craigentinny-Inverness.
  • 31190 worked the Long Marston stock move today, rather than a Colas 47, or the expected 47812.
    thanks for news today: 37609, Crumb, Driff47844, Ian Hall, Simon Mcglen, Andy Mellors, Matt Spencer, Ben Wheeler.



  • Sunday, 8 November 2009


      Sunday 08/11/09


  • 47105 = 1615 Toddington-Cheltenham Racecourse/ 1700 Cheltenham Racecourse-Toddington.

  • January 1989 has been updated with many NB workings added.
  • Janunary - November 1987 have been updated in the Archive Section with many new workings added. If you would like to add any gen to these pages, please email it to rjrooker@hotmail.com
  • A 47 should work the following stock move tomorrow (Mon);
    0Z47 0720 Rugby OLE-Long Marston(arr 1145)/ 5Z47 1315 Long Marston-Barrow Hill(arr 1728, due to sit in Worcester Yard from 1407 to 1431 and at Derby from 1628 to 1632)/ 0Z48 1815 Barrow Hill-Rugby OLE(arr 2102).
    The only 47 at Rugby yesterday was 47812, so expect it to tbe this.
  • Also tomorrow, 47270 is expected to run as 0Z47 0600 Washwood Heath*-Craigentinny and then on to Inverness for some Inverness based route learning on Tues/Weds/Thurs, to Perth and back on the first two days (timings on the brush47 email group). It should return back south to Craigentinny on Friday night.
  • The Linlithgow-Lincoln SRPS tour next month is not 47 hauled.

    06/11/09: 47832 hiding at Worcester Shrub Hill. This did move entually on Friday, seen arriving at Bristol Parkway at 1456 and departing around 1540.
    Photo Copyright: Brian Thomas

    thanks for news today: Driff47844, Mark Austin, Dave Earwaker, David Moorcraft, Roger Smith, Ben Wheeler.



  • Saturday, 7 November 2009


      Saturday 07/11/09


  • 47105 = 1615 Toddington-Cheltenham Racecourse/ 1700 Cheltenham Racecourse-Toddington.
  • 47739 + 47769 = 0Z98 1110 Ashford Yard-Dollands Moor/ 7Z98 1252 Dollands Moor-Dagenham Dock/ 0Z56 1850 Dagenham Dock-Ashford Yard.

    Selection of loco's not at home depots;
    47245/786=SouthallDMU. 47727/805=Ashford Up Sidings. 47812=RugbyOLE. 47815/839=DerbyRTC.
    Selection of out of service loco's at mainline depots;
    47150/289(DHLT)=Basford Hall. 47237(ADFL)=Gloucester. 47355(MBDL)=Carnforth. 47375(NRLO)=Barrow Hill. 47709(XHHP)=Eastleigh. 47747(RTLO)=CreweLNWR. 47749(COLO)=Washwood Heath(see yesterday news). 47770(MBDL)=Tyseley(sale pending). 47772/776(MBDL)=Carnforth(overhauls pending). 47790(XHHP)=Carlisle Kingmoor. 47799(WNXX)=Eastleigh. 47816/830(DFLH)=Basford Hall. 47828(ADFL)=Doncaster West Yard. 47832(XHNC)=Gresty Bridge(exam). 47841(XHHP)=Eastleigh. 47847(RTLO)=Eastleigh. 47854(MBDL)=Carnforth(fire damage).

  • Further to the photo of 47810 having had its short lived silver coat removed and replaced with blue yesterday (see below), 47818 is currently inside the shed at Barrow Hill being painted blue and 47813 should follow (all three are in the HNRL pool still) with the overhaul of 47791 also to be finished off.

    06/11/09: 47812 at Whitacre Junction working 6Z47 0915 Rugby-Beeston yesterday.
    Photo Copyright: Matt Spencer

    thanks for news today: Spin, David Moorcraft, Phil Precious.



  • Friday, 6 November 2009


      Friday 06/11/09


  • 47270 = 0Z48 0300 Crewe-Washwood Heath.
  • 47739 + 47769 = 0Z98 0415 Ashford Yard-Dollands Moor/ 7Z98 0535 Dollands Moor-Dagenham Dock(multi confirmed)/ 7Z81 1832 Dagenham Dock-Dollands Moor/ 0Z56 2235 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.
  • 47812 = 6Z47 0915 Rugby OLE-Beeston Sidings with crane/ 0Z47 1455 Beeston Sidings-Rugby OLE.
  • 47832 = 0Z47 0915 (at 1143) Worcester Yard-Westerleigh/ 6Z47 1437 (retimed from 1105) Westerleigh-Hinksey Yard/ 0Z48 1835 (retimed from 1515) Hinksey Yard-Crewe Gresty Bridge.


    05/11/09: DRS blue 47810 at Barrow Hill - two other photos (47805 and 47739 with 47769) added to the photo page today.
    Photo Copyright: Phil Precious

  • 47727 failed before working 0Z98 and was replaced by 47739.
  • 47843 - repairs complete at Crewe LNWR, it had been waiting for a slot on the lift.
  • 47847 has been load banked successfully at Eastleigh.
  • 47270 is route learning in Scotland again next week, rather than the Lancaster trip of this week.
  • 47749 has been moved from Rugby to Washwood Heath by 31190 for work to take place on its power unit, the loco is still unavailable for use having managed just two days in traffic (21/09 and 22/09) after repairs at Carlisle Kingmoor in September, having been out of traffic since late July.
  • 47105 did not work at the GWR on Saturday 31/10/09, but did on Sunday 01/11/09 as previously listed - its steam heat was not required on the Saturday.
    thanks for news today: 31466, 37609, Shaun C, Crumb, Driff47844, Mark Austin, Ian Hall, David Moorcraft, DP, Mr T.



  • Thursday, 5 November 2009


      Thursday 05/11/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 2032 Craigentinny-Crewe.
  • 47749 (in tow) + 31190 = 0Z32 1624 Rugby OLE-Washwood Heath.
  • 47786 + 57601 t'n't = 5Z47 0900 Carnforth-Southall.
  • 47805 = 6Z47 0200 Small Heath LaFarge-Burton Yard/ 6Z48 1305 Burton Yard-Dollands Moor/ 0Z48 2200 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.

  • The colos turn - 0Z98 0415 Ashford Yard-Dollands Moor, 7Z98 0535 Dollands Moor-Dagenham Dock & 0Z56 1000 Dagenham Dock-Ashford Yard were cancelled today.
  • 47812 will work a 6Zxx xxxx Rugby-Beeston trip tomorrow.
  • 47832 will work also work tomorrow; 0Z47 0915 Worcester Yard-Westerleigh/ 6Z47 1105 Westerleigh-Hinksey Yard/ 0Z48 1515 Hinksey Yard-Gresty Bridge.
  • The Colas Rail Freight Timings Page has been updated to including the Tues/Thurs 6Z47 and Thurs 6Z48.
  • Further to the comments on Colas Rail replacing class 47s with two class 66s, 66841 is today on the way from Eastleigh to Tilbury - it is thought that at least one will be required for a Tilbury to West Burton flyash working which had been in the hands of the former Advenza Freight.
    Colas's other GM, 66842 meanwhile heads to Ashford for crew training on Tuesday when released from repaint with Ashford of course being the current home of class 47s with Colas.
    Class 47s will however continue to be required for some freight workings.
  • 47841 at Eastleigh has received the power unit and bogies from 47709 and is likely to make a return to traffic soon with DRS.
  • Railways Illustrated magazine (December 2009 issue) mentions that the transfer of 47828 to another owner has not occurred as the owner of various components has not been identified.

    03/04/66: 47281 in original guise as D1983 at a snowy Redmarshall on an April Sunday with 1N33 0920 Doncaster-Newcastle. Evidently this was routed away from the ECML and via Eaglescliffe and Stockton, before heading back to the ECML at Ferry Hill. The photo was taken to the east of Redmarshall, and the signal for the other road that isn't set was for a mostly-freight-at-this-time route to Ryhope and Sunderland via Thornley and Shotton Collierys.
    Photo Copyright: Brian Sherrington collection, thanks also to Richard Boyd who points out a Deltic related website at napier-chronicles.co.uk which has timetable details for the ECML from 1961 to 1981.

    thanks for news today: 31466, Big Dan, Colas Rail, Crumb, Driff47844, Simon Mcglen, Roger Smith, Ben Wheeler.



  • Wednesday, 4 November 2009


      Wednesday 04/11/09 (photo page update)


  • 47270 = 0Z47 2032 Craigentinny-Craigentinny via Lancaster.
  • 47712 = 0F03 0451 Crown Point-Colchester.
  • 47727 + 47739 = 0Z81 1210 Ashford Yard-Dagenham Dock/ 7Z81 1832 Dagenham Dock-Dollands Moor/ 0Z56 2235 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.
  • 47804 = 5Z47 1100 Craigentinny-Carnforth.
  • 47812 = 0T58 xxxx Small Heath-Tyseley/ 0Z47 1004 Tyseley-Rugby OLE.

  • 47812 worked with 47805 to Small Heath last night instead of 47769.
  • The repaint of 66841 at Eastleigh into Colas Rail livery has been completed, this and 66842 will no doubt be ousting some of the class 47 hauled moves soon. Time for this to happen would depend on things such as crew training etc.
  • Photo page updated today.
    thanks for news today: 31466, Driff47844, John Lancaster, Keith Webber.



  • Tuesday, 3 November 2009


      Tuesday 03/11/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 0129 Lancaster-Craigentinny/ 0Z47 2032 Craigentinny-Lancaster (0Z47 0129(04/11) back).
  • 47712 = 0F03 0451 Crown Point-Colchester/ 0W03 1458 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 1959 Shenfield-Norwich CP.
  • 47727 + 47739 = 7Z81 1832 Dagenham Dock-Dollands Moor/ 0Z56 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.
  • 47802 = 0Z47 1100 Carlisle Kingmoor-Crewe CLS.
  • 47805 + 47812 = 0Z47 2145 Ashford Down Sidings-Dollands Moor/ 6Z47 2350 Dollands Moor-Small Heath.

  • A new page has been added to aid viewing of the Colas Rail workings whilst they are still 47 hauled, click here for details. If you choose to mention any of these timings anywhere, could you be obey the rules of open licensing which apply to all websites and state that you have found these on sulzerpower.com - thankyou. This will assist in hopefully helping us receive more reports on what are very important workings that are being overlooked, and also recompensate for the time spent compiling these. Thanks to all who have been able to report and submit photographs, a photo update is due soon.

    A semi-permanent link to this new page has been added over there >>>>>

    thanks for news today: class47man, Driff47844.




  •   Monday 02/11/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 2032 Craigentinny-Lancaster.
  • 47712 = 0F03 0451 Crown Point-Colchester/ 0W03 1458 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 1959 Shenfield-Norwich CP.
  • 47727 + 47739 = 0Z98 0415 Ashford-Dollands Moor/ 7Z98 0535 Dollands Moor-Dagenham.
  • 47832 = 0Z47 1000 Crewe Gresty Bridge-Worcester.


    30/10/09: 47812 leads a dead(?) 47769 through Upper Holloway on what I am presuming is 7Z98 Dollands Moor to Dagenham Dock on Friday morning. This appears to fill in a gap, as 47805 ended at Dagenham Dock on Thursday off 7Z98 and 769 had been left at Dollands Moor, all three had appeared at Dagenham Dock on Friday for 7Z81 back to Dollands Moor. Photos and sightings of any freight 47 workings are very welcome to sulzerpower@yahoo.co.uk.
    Photo Copyright: Ian Hall

  • Last week, 47703 was seen on the following;
    Monday 26th Oct = 1205 Leeming Bar-Redmire/ 1310 Redmire-Leeming Bar,
    Tuesday 27th Oct = 1205 Leeming Bar-Redmire/ 1310 Redmire-Leeming Bar,
    Thursday 29th Oct = 0950 Leeming Bar-Redmire/ 1105 Redmire-Leeming Bar/ 1445 LB-Redmire/ 1550 Redmire-LB.
    Any more?
  • The blue loco at Crewe Heritage Centre is indeed 47575, as at Friday it had not had fleetnumbers or other transfers applied. This is the loco's second repaint since finishing service with EWS in February 2001.
    thanks for news today: Chris Finch, DP, Keith Webber, Driff47844.



  • Sunday, 1 November 2009


      Sunday 01/11/09, updated 1145



  • The Vintage Trains charter from Tyseley yesterday did not run.
  • Friday news updated.
    thanks for news today: .




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