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News Archive - January 2010
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thanks for news today: Runcorn Sprog, Paul Willacy.
thanks for news today: 37609, Birchwood, Driff47844, Neil C.
2T18 0705 Workington-Maryport/ 2Z19 0725 Mry-Wkg/ 2T20 0810 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z21 0833 Mry-Wkg/ 2T22 0940 Wkg-Mry/ 2Z23 1000 Mry-Wkg were cancelled after 47790 suffered fuel related issues.
Advert - CLASS 47 DATA FILE PART 2 - D1520-D1549 The 47401 Project, owners of 47401 (D1500) and D1516 (47417) are relaunching this series this month with a never before released volume, featuring the Eastern Region, vacuum braked, Brush built locos otherwise known as D1520 to D1549 (TOPS numbers 47001-47016 and 47421-47434). Following the format of earlier volumes (but now with a striking full colour cover! featuring 47007 as above) the book tells the story of each locomotive in the batch with details of liveries, modifications, allocations, withdrawal and disposal. We have managed to include a photo of every loco in the batch with its pre-TOPS number, and there are plenty of never before, or rarely, published pictures. The book is a valuable tool for modellers, enthusiasts and historians of the Class and you will indeed be hard pressed to find all this information anywhere else. The original co-authors Richard Levett and Peter Jaques have been joined by Ian McLean and Nigel Antolic who have added a great deal to the original research, and who are keen to press on and complete the remaining volumes of the series. Part 6 of the series, featuring 'Series Parallel' locomotives D1682-D1714 (47096-47124) is already being prepared for release after this issue. Proceeds from the sales of this book will go towards the upkeep of the pioneer of the Class, 47401, and will help with the continued thorough restoration of classmate D1516 at the Midland Railway, Butterley. It should be remembered that 47417 has not worked since 1991, with the railways then still under the stewardship of BR. Once the restoration of the locomotive is complete it will be some 20 years since it was last ran. The book is now at the printers, and is available to order. Price £9.99 + £2 P&P for 72 pages including around 100 photos! The book can be ordered directly through the 47401 Project website - see their Book Sales page - or by cheque/PO payable to '47401 Project' and sent to 21 The Oaklands, Droitwich, WR9 8AD.
thanks for news today: Nigel47417, Eliot Andersen, John Foston, Mike Turner, Runcornsprog, Crumb.
47760=York (unknown light working to Whitby).
thanks for news today: 37609, Eliot Andersen, Phil Precious, Brian Sherrington, Ben Wheeler.