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02/02/96: 47722 heads south at Monk Fryston, fourteen years ago, on a route learning duty. 722's last move was dead in tow on 1M35 from Birmingham to Derby on 23/01/02, having worked 1M81 1818 Bournemouth-Manchester Piccadilly from Reading to Birmingham the day before.
Photo Copyright: Dave Scarlett


13/03/96: 47973 on a Swindon-Tilbury Freightliner service at Challow. Copyright: Andrew Royle


27/04/96: 47325 'RED RUM' at Tinsley.
Photo Copyright: Crumb


20/08/96: 47846 with 47832 and 43037 leading the HST formation in tow at Tilehurst on a probable ECS move from Old Oak Common to likely St Philips Marsh. 47846 was in white pending a new Great Western livery, and coincidentally 47832 was the last of the seven Great Western loco's to receive their new-at-the-time green livery.
Photo Copyright: Howard Osiransky


21/09/96: 47004 hauling failed 47854 on 1V96 at Banbury. Copyright: Steve Kibble


24/09/96: 47523 with 47776 in tow on an unknown ECS move at Carlisle.
Photo Copyright: Darren Armstrong


08/10/96: A recent posting about the final workings of 47513 on the brush47 email group lead to the contribution of these photo's, on the morning of Tuesday 8th October 1996 - 513 was working Monday's 1S25 2130 Euston to Inverness from Edinburgh, photographed at Culloden. It worked the same train on the night of Wednesday 9th, arriving at Inverness on Thursday 10th. Copyright: Roddy MacPhee


10/10/96: Later on Thursday 10th it worked 6H51 1041 Inverness-Elgin freight - shown after leaving Inverness, returning on 6H55. The same evening it worked 1M16 2030 Inverness-Euston as far as Edinburgh, which was its final passenger working. Copyright: Roddy MacPhee


xx/11/96: The same coat of paint it carried into 2010, 47716 stands at Crewe about to be detached from an unknown north-west drag. The date was either 3rd, 10th or 17th November 1996, and whichever day it was, 47791 was also in operation - that is the other 47 which can be seen in this view.
Photo Copyright: Crumb


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