July 2009 News Photography

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The Class 47 List 2000-2009, edited by Shaun C and Crumb. Full copyright details available on the index page.

29/07/09

25/07/09: 47760 arrives at Bristol Temple Meads with 1Z70 from Birmingham, it was relieved here by steam loco 70013.
Photo Copyright: Ed Inborough

25/07/09: 47832 at Great Yarmouth, before departure of the delayed 1008 to London.
Photo Copyright: Les White

25/07/09: 47832 departs Great Yarmouth, it would haul this train (as usual on summer Saturdays) as far as Norwich.
Photo Copyright: Les White

25/07/09: 47004 was out on Saturday and Sunday, seen hereon the Saturday at Embsay after arrival of the 1000 from Bolton Abbey.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

25/07/09: At Embsay before the 1430 to Bolton Abbey.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

25/07/09: After arrival at Bolton Abbey on the 1430 from Embsay.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

25/07/09: 47004 at Bolton Abbey at the end of the day...
Photo Copyright: David Hall

25/07/09: ...after the 1730 from Embsay.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

25/07/09: 47004 shunting the stock at Bolton Abbey before heading light back to Embsay.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

26/07/09: 47004 at Bolton Abbey.
Photo Copyright: Ian Hodge

26/07/09: 47004 at Embsay.
Photo Copyright: Ian Hodge

26/07/09: 47004 at Skibeden hauling the 1130 Embsay-Bolton Abbey.
Photo Copyright: Paul Hatton

28/07/09: 47810, 47828 and 47813.
Photo Copyright: Martian

28/07/09

26/07/09: 47787 approaches Culloden with 1H81 0845 Kyle of Lochalsh to Carrbridge.
Photo Copyright: Roddy MacPhee

30/03/03: Following the request for information about class 47s hauling 2nd generation units (photo and info repeated below here), Anthony Flusk sent this photo of 47854 at Manchester Piccadilly in the early hours of Saturday 30th March 2003, having worked light from Longsight to Guide Bridge to rescue a class 323 EMU which had been sat there for some time since late on Friday 29th on a service heading into Manchester. It is thought to have arrived at Piccadilly empty, the train having failed in the station at Guide Bridge. Looking at the site archive for the time, 47854 didn't seem to be doing much other than sitting at Longsight and making occasional trips to Preston for thunderbird duties.
Photo Copyright: Anthony Flusk

09/07/86: Contributor David Hall found the image shown here for sale at Leyburn station recently. There is no copyright on the photo and only brief details of location (Bodorgan) and date (Wed 09/07/86). It shows 47150, these days sat around at Basford Hall - one of the withdrawn 47/0s that has escaped scrapping or 57 conversion - coupling up to a 150/1 at about 2100ish facing in the Holyhead direction. Whilst this is very rare to occur on a passenger train, a unit expert known by The Class 47 List site editor has seen a 150 being dragged using some sort of an emergency coupler.
If anyone can provide any further info on the above working or indeed any other class 47s topping units, especially 2nd generation DMUs, we would be very interested in this.
Photo Copyright: David Hall Collection

26/07/09

17/07/09: 47815 and 47769 stand at Aviemore on Compass Tours 1Z28 0450 Crewe-Inverness.
Photo Copyright: David Johnson

17/07/09: 47769 and 47815 at Pitlochry on 1Z29 return.
Photo Copyright: David Johnson

18/07/09: 47843 at Crewe, arriving with 1Z47 0730 Nuneaton-Carlisle.
Photo Copyright: David Johnson

18/07/09: 47843 at Carlisle after arrival of 1Z47 0730 from Nuneaton via the WCML.
Photo Copyright: David Johnson

18/07/09: 47812 at Carlisle before 1Z49 1558 Carlisle-Nuneaton via the Cumbrian Coast.
Photo Copyright: David Johnson

18/07/09: 47812 traversing the Cumbrian Coast.
Photo Copyright: David Johnson

23/07/09: 47501 at Haddiscoe on 1G92 0948 Norwich-Lowestoft.
Photo Copyright: Steve Goodrum

23/07/09: 47501 at Haddiscoe on the rear of 5G91 1040 Lowestoft-Norwich.
Photo Copyright: Steve Goodrum

23/07/09: 47501 at Somerleyton working 1G94 1155 Norwich-Lowestoft.
Photo Copyright: Steve Goodrum

23/07/09: 47501 at Lowestoft after arrival of 1155 Norwich-Lowestoft.
Photo Copyright: Mike Turner

23/07/09: 47802 at Lowestoft before working the 1557 to Norwich.
Photo Copyright: Mike Turner

23/07/09: Once the pride of the Cotswold Rail fleet - 47810, 47828 and 47813 at Doncaster.
Photo Copyright: Nick Green

23/07/09: 47813, 47828 and 47810 at Doncaster.
Photo Copyright: Nick Green

23/07/09: 47818 passing through Doncaster, not sure what this was doing, perhaps finishing 0Z47 1607 Gloucester Horton Road-Barrow Hill which began on 20th?
Photo Copyright: Nick Green

24/07/09: 47501 at Reedham Junction on 1G92 0948 Norwich-Lowestoft.
Photo Copyright: Steve Goodrum

24/07/09: 47802, also at Reedham Junction, on the rear of 1G92.
Photo Copyright: Steve Goodrum

24/07/09: 47501 at Norwich before working the 1155 to Lowestoft.
Photo Copyright: Gary Thomas

24/07/09: 47501 at Reedham on 1G94 1155 to Lowestoft.
Photo Copyright: Steve Goodrum

24/07/09: 47501 at Lowestoft after working the 1155 from Norwich.
Photo Copyright: Gary Thomas

24/07/09: 47802 at Lowestoft before working the 1557 Lowestoft-Norwich.
Photo Copyright: Gary Thomas

24/07/09: 47804 heads south through Warrington Bank Quay on 5Z47 1000 Carnforth Steamtown-Norwich, which had 47826 on the rear.
Photo Copyright: David Hennessey

25/07/09: 47760 at Cowley Bridge Junction working 0Zxx 1642 Plymouth-Bristol following a charter it would work from Bristol, which was hauled from Plymouth by steam loco 70013 Oliver Cromwell.
Photo Copyright: Big Sky

26/07/09: 47826 at East Markham on 5Z49 from Norwich to Carnforth, with 47804 on the rear.
Photo Copyright: Nick Green

23/07/09

17/07/09: 47769 and 47815 wait to depart Inverness on the 1515 to Crewe.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

17/07/09: 47769 and 47815 again, at Pitlochry.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

20/07/09: 47245 at Stafford heading north at 1545.
Photo Copyright: Martian

20/07/09: 47818 passing through Tamworth heading light, alone, to Barrow Hill.
Photo Copyright: Martian

21/07/09: 47790 'Galloway Princess' at Carlisle Kingmoor.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

22/07/09: 47810, 47828 and 47813 at Doncaster. Note 47810 and 47813 have had their nameplates removed (on both sides as the following photos show), 47828 is still thought to be in the operating fleet of Advenza.
Photo Copyright: Tim Hall - Smith

22/07/09: 47810 at Doncaster.
Photo Copyright: Tim Hall - Smith

22/07/09: 47813 at Doncaster.
Photo Copyright: Tim Hall - Smith

20/07/09

19/07/09: 47812 on the South Yorks Join Line near Wadworth in the rain.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

19/07/09: 47812 after heading onto the Thorseby branch, though it headed onto the branch it did not go to the end, turning around just after passing over the junction for it.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

19/07/09: 47812 at Wellbeck Colliery Junction, the first time.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

19/07/09: 47812 at Wellbeck Colliery Junction, shortly after the previous photo.
Photo Copyright: Gary Sansom

19/07/09: 47812 at Wellbeck Colliery Junction, the second time, this time on the Colliery branch.
Photo Copyright: Gary Sansom

19/07/09: 47812 at Wellbeck Colliery Junction, shortly after the previous photo.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

19/07/09: 47812 at Wellbeck Colliery Junction.
Photo Copyright: Gary Sansom

19/07/09: Also on the tour of course was 47843, which may have worked the outward leg from Crewe to Wolverhampton (anyone confirm?) following the failure of a 66 at Crewe - this is probably the reason that two rather than one 47 was on the train. It's 66090 on the front of it by the way, the second railtour of the weekend to use two 47s and a 66!
Photo Copyright: David Hall

19/07/09

15/07/09: 47787 at Achanalt on 1H81 0845 Kyle to Carrbridge.
Photo Copyright: Roddy MacPhee

17/07/09: 47769 and 47815 at Crewe before working the 0450 to Inverness via Manchester. This was 769's first passenger move since 2007, though marred slightly by an oil pressure gauge fault.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

17/07/09: 47815 on top of 47769 at Crewe for the Compass Tours trip to Inverness.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

17/07/09: 47815 and 47769 arrive into Carlisle heading for Scotland.
Photo Copyright: Darren Armstrong

17/07/09: 47769 and 47815 at Carlisle on the outward run.
Photo Copyright: Darren Armstrong

17/07/09: 47815 and 47769 at Moy heading for Inverness.
Photo Copyright: Roddy MacPhee

17/07/09: 47815 and 47769 after arrival at Inverness.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

17/07/09: 47769 and 47815 run round the stock in Inverness Millburn Yard.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

17/07/09: 47769 and 47815 at Inverness before the return to Crewe.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

17/07/09: 47769 and 47815 depart Slochd Loop after the driver reported to the signaller that the train was OK to continue following a few problems leaving Inverness. From here the loco's performed faultlessly but a 66 was added at Motherwell.
Photo Copyright: Roddy MacPhee

17/07/09: 47769 and 47815 wait in Braidhurst Loop, Motherwell, for assistance from 66103.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

18/07/09: 47843 at Carlisle after arriving from Nuneaton. This was a Compass Tour with 47812 on the rear on the outward run.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

18/07/09: 47843 arrives back in to Carlisle from London Road sidings before the return to Nuneaton.
Photo Copyright: Richard Boyd

18/07/09: 47812 at Carlisle before the return.
Photo Copyright: Darren Armstrong

18/07/09: 47812 at Carlisle before the return.
Photo Copyright: Richard Boyd

18/07/09: 47843 at Carlisle on the rear of the return.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

18/07/09: 47812 passing through Wigton on the return to Nuneaton via the Cumbrian Coast.
Photo Copyright: Malcolm Brown

18/07/09: 47843 on the rear at Wigton.
Photo Copyright: Malcolm Brown

18/07/09: 47812 between Workington and Whitehaven.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

18/07/09: 47812 departs Preston heading to Nuneaton.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

18/07/09: 47843 on the rear of the return at Preston.
Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

19/07/09: 47812 at Barnby Dunn. More photo's of this Branch Line Society tour, which included 47843, will be added at the next photo page update.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

19/07/09: 47812 at Long Eaton, on Main Street Level Crossing.
Photo Copyright: Stuart Wood

15/07/09

06/07/09: 47270 at Wansford, Nene Valley Railway.
Photo Copyright: Phil Precious

10/07/09: 47105 stabled at Toddington.
Photo Copyright: Mark840

10/07/09: 47376 on top of D5625 after the first 47 working of the day at Cheltenham Racecourse, the 1335 from Winchcombe.
Photo Copyright: Mark840

10/07/09: 47376 and a tidy looking Cheltenham Racecourse station, this was the 1530 to Winchcombe.
Photo Copyright: Mark840

10/07/09: 47376 at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Photo Copyright: Ian Hodge

10/07/09: 47376.
Photo Copyright: Aaron Browning

10/07/09: 47376.
Photo Copyright: Aaron Browning

11/07/09: 47832 at Thorpe St Andrew working 5V29 0848 Norwich Crown Point to Great Yarmouth.
Photo Copyright: Stephen Kenworthy

11/07/09: 47760 at Oxenholme station on 2Z13 0909 Fort William Yard-Carnforth Steamtown.
Photo Copyright: Nick Scott

11/07/09: 47786, seen on the rear of an 87 tour to Glasgow at Birmingham International.
Photo Copyright: Aaron Browning

11/07/09: 47786 passes through Cardonald on 1Z81 1233 Glasgow Central-Ayr.
Photo Copyright: Nick Scott

11/07/09: 47826 arrives at Preston on 1Z48 1612 Blaenau Ffestiniog-Barrow, which it had worked from Llandudno Junction.
Photo Copyright: Nick Scott

11/07/09: 47804 was on the rear of the train, also seen at Preston.
Photo Copyright: Nick Scott

11/07/09: In addition to photo's in the last update, this is 47489 and 47526 at Carnforth.
Photo Copyright: John Glover

12/07/09: 47712 at Eastleigh, where it has been since 9th March. It's role officially at the moment, as per 47853, is 'carriage heater' when required. 853 arrived at Eastleigh 10 days later than 712.
Photo Copyright: Giles Mockford

12/07/09: 47105 at Toddington, GWR.
Photo Copyright: Aaron Browning

15/07/09: 47828 has been at Crofton, believed to have failed (rather than rescuing the 180 it is sat next to!).
Photo Copyright: Mick Collinson

13/07/09

09/07/09: 47727 and 47749 on 6Z48 at Branston near Burton.
Photo Copyright: Rob Reedman

09/07/09: 47727 and 47749 on 6Z48 at Branston near Burton.
Photo Copyright:

11/07/09: 47739 at Carlisle Kingmoor.
Photo Copyright: Darren Armstrong

11/07/09: 47739 at Carlisle Kingmoor.
Photo Copyright: David Hennessey

11/07/09: 47786 stands at Ayr on a class 87 railtour, 786 worked from Glasgow Central to Ayr and from Glasgow to Glasgow via the Cathcart Circle to enable the 87 to lead the return southward tour. This was the 19th Spitfire charter but only the first to use a class 47 for passenger legs of its tours, 47712 has however been used for non-passenger ECS moves of a Cleethorpes tour on 16/08/08.
Photo Copyright: Aaron Browning

11/07/09: 47786 at Glasgow Central.
Photo Copyright: Aaron Browning

11/07/09: 47790 at Carlisle Kingmoor was renumbered 47593 for the day to celebrate its renaming - Galloway Princess (from it's 593 days).
Darren's photographs from the event can be found on his fotopic site here.
Photo Copyright: Darren Armstrong

11/07/09: Both ends and one side carried the 47593 numbers.
Photo Copyright: David Hennessey

11/07/09: The other side of 47790, with 790 numbers in place.
Photo Copyright: Darren Armstrong

11/07/09: 47739 shunting at Carlisle Kingmoor.
Photo Copyright: John Glover

11/07/09: 47804 at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Photo Copyright: Dave Earwaker

11/07/09: 47804 at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Photo Copyright: Gordon Glossop

11/07/09: 47826 at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Photo Copyright: Gordon Glossop

11/07/09: The remains of 47194, for spares, at Carnforth.
Photo Copyright:

11/07/09: 47363, Carnforth.
Photo Copyright: John Glover

11/07/09: 47972, Carnforth.
Photo Copyright: John Glover

11/07/09: 47526, Carnforth.
Photo Copyright: John Glover

09/07/09

29/06/09: 47709 and 47841 in tow on 0Z86 1203 Crewe Gresty Bridge-Eastleigh, seen at Great Bourton north of Banbury.
Photo Copyright: Darren Wetherall

01/07/09: 47292 on the rear of the formation to the ELR, seen at Cossington north of Leicester on Wednesday of last week. 47843 was leading the train, and ran round the formation at Leicester's Humberstone Road.
Photo Copyright: Darren Wetherall

01/07/09: This is 47843 continuing with 0Z49 after running round, seen again at Cossington and with 37248 seperating the two 47s.
Photo Copyright: Darren Wetherall

02/07/09: 47727 and 47749 at Small Heath on 6Z48 from Burton to Dollands Moor.
Photo Copyright: Nick Scott

03/07/09: 47826 at Wickwar hauling the outward trip from Saltburn, the 0850 Saltburn-Bath. 47804 was its top'n'tail partner again.
Photo Copyright: Big Sky

04/07/09: 47292 at Rawtenstall.
Photo Copyright: Steve Turner

04/07/09: 47292 at Ramsbottom.
Photo Copyright: Steve Turner

04/07/09: 47292 at the lesser-photographed Summerseat station working the 1025 Bury-Rawtenstall on Saturday.
Photo Copyright: Neil Walkling

04/07/09: 47292 on the return 1146 Rawtenstall-Bury crossing Summerseat viaduct.
Photo Copyright: Neil Walkling

05/07/09: 47245 on 1Z93 Exeter St Davids-Waterloo (to Yeovil) approaches Exeter Central.
Photo Copyright: Big Sky

05/07/09: 47245 departing Exeter Central.
Photo Copyright: Big Sky

05/07/09: 47245 on 1Z93 at Axminster.
Photo Copyright: Mark Jamieson

05/07/09: 47292 at Bury.
Photo Copyright: Steve Turner

05/07/09: 47292 at Heywood.
Photo Copyright: Steve Turner

06/07/09: 47804 at Sawmills near Ambergate on 1Z23 1055 Bath Spa-Saltburn.
Photo Copyright: Rob Reedman

06/07/09: 47826 on the rear of 1Z23.
Photo Copyright: Rob Reedman

06/07/09: 47843 at Rushcliffe Halt after taking the return convoy back home. It continued later with D1062.
Photo Copyright: Steve Turner

06/07/09: 47843 with D1062 at Stourbridge Junction on 0Z48 to Kidderminster.
Photo Copyright: David Guy

07/07/09: 47501 heading through Carlisle station on 0Z22 0920 Carlisle Kingmoor-Doncaster West Yard.
Photo Copyright: D.Armstrong

06/07/09

03/07/09: 47843 at Bury on the 1428 Rawtenstall to Heywood.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

03/07/09: 843 at Ramsbottom on the 1706 Rawtenstall-Heywood, vice 292.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

05/07/09: 47245 at Exeter St Davids about to work 1Z93 1758 Exeter to Waterloo as far as Yeovil.
Photo Copyright: Ian Hodge

05/07/09: 47245, again at Exeter.
Photo Copyright: Ian Hodge

05/07/09: 47245 on 1Z93 at Honiton.
Photo Copyright: Keith Webber

05/07/09: 47703 after arriving at Redmire with the 0950 from Leeming Bar.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

05/07/09: 47703 having run round to form the 1105 back to Leeming Bar.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

05/07/09

29/06/09: 47811 is still operational at Dagenham Dock, seen there during a shunting move. 47830 at Basford Hall also still sees similar work.
Photo Copyright: James Stearn

02/07/09: 47727 and 47749 depart Burton on 6Z48 for Dollands Moor. This train does run again this Thursday - 9th July.
Photo Copyright: Mark Birkin

03/07/09: 47843 at Heywood. On this day (Friday), as well as working its own turns, it also covered for 47292 which had suffered a split water tank which was fixed for Saturday.
Photo Copyright: Gordon Glossop

03/07/09: 47843 at Bury.
Photo Copyright: Gordon Glossop

03/07/09: 47843 at Rawtenstall.
Photo Copyright: Gordon Glossop

04/07/09: 47292 after arrival at Heywood on 2J70 1146 from Rawtenstall.
Photo Copyright: Big Bird

04/07/09: 47292 at Heywood before 2J77 1305 Heywood-Rawtenstall.
Photo Copyright: Big Bird

04/07/09: 47292 again at Heywood.
Photo Copyright: Big Bird

04/07/09: 47715 at Redmire with Bolton Castle in the background, before the 1105 departure.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

03/07/09

27/06/09: 47826 departs Doncaster with the 1619 Edinburgh-Peterborough.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

27/06/09: 47449 at Llangollen.
Photo Copyright: Gordon Glossop

27/06/09: 47449 at Llangollen.
Photo Copyright: Gordon Glossop

27/06/09: 47488 at Barrow Hill.
Photo Copyright: Brian Sherrington

27/06/09: 47635 at Rowsley South.
Photo Copyright: Brian Sherrington

28/06/09: 47744 at Barrow Hill.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

28/06/09: DRS 47791 at Barrow Hill.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

28/06/09: 47716 at Barrow Hill.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

28/06/09: 47760 arrives at Bristol Temple Meads for a steam charter to south Wales.
Photo Copyright: Charterboy

28/06/09: 47760 at Carmarthen, backing onto 1Z21 to haul it to Pembroke Dock.
Photo Copyright: Charterboy

28/06/09: 47760 stands at Pembroke Dock.
Photo Copyright: Charterboy

28/06/09: 47804 at Killingbeck, Leeds, hauling an ECS from Peterborough back to Carnforth.
Photo Copyright: Wardy

28/06/09: 47826 at Killingbeck, on the rear.
Photo Copyright: Wardy

28/06/09: 47375 and 47707 at Barrow Hill.
Photo Copyright: David Hall

30/06/09: 47701 has now moved to the opposite end of Meldon Quarry.
Photo Copyright: Big Sky

01/07/09: 47843 at Rushcliffe Halt, seen with a selection of locomotives before working 0Z49 1630 to Heywood and on to the East Lancs Railway.
Photo Copyright: Andy Mellors

01/07/09: 47292 in the formation of 0Z49 with 47843.
Photo Copyright: Andy Mellors

02/07/09: 47727 leads 47749 on 6Z48 at Elford. In the short term planning times, 2nd July was the last date for this train to run. Will it continue?
Photo Copyright: John Glover

02/07/09: 47727 and 47749 later on at Kensington Olympia.
Photo Copyright: John Glover

02/07/09: 47828 at Park Lane Sidings, Darlington.
Photo Copyright: Brian Sherrington


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