The Class 47 List website

Class 47 News page
Dedicated to news and archives for the under-rated British Class 47 Locomotive

*Archive News and Images*

Class 47 Archives - index to all the archive news and photos (1962-2013); links to the 2008-13 loco logs

Archive Noticeboard - *recently* contributed archive material before it gets moved to relevant pages

No-heat VXC - RfD and 'liner locos on Virgin Cross Country trains

Final Passenger Workings - all 47s featured

Class 47 Loco Detail Study - insight in to headcode panels/front ends

    Other Useful Features:

    Clag Gallery - capturing the Sulzer exhaust *page restored 01/12 following collapse of Fotopic*

    Reviews - class 47 related products, amongst many other things

    FAQs - FAQs about The Class 47 List

    links - Links to a number of other websites


    For all photography on The Class 47 List website you need to visit the Class 47 Archives page (the Archive index).
  • Full class 47 fleet status updated to 25/07/04

  • EWS stored 47's locations and pool codes (updated 17/12/04)

  • Squad list Every remaining 47 listed with engine hours to 22/03/03

  • Class 47 fleetlist (excluding Fragonset) for 2002

  • Cross Country Class 47's Review of the 32 Class 47s that worked for Virgin XC (2000)

  • Western Region 47's Review of the seven Class 47s on hire to First Great Western (2000)

  • Winter 2004 the winters passenger 47 hauled trains - headcodes and timings to 12/12/04

  • Summer 2004 the summers passenger 47 hauled trains - headcodes and timings

  • Winter 2003/4 Passenger workings between September 2003 and 31st March 2004

  • S+C drags 2003 PRESTON-CARLISLE drags

  • Summer 2002 Class 47 workings at the beginning of Summer 2002

  • Virgin to Holyhead 2002 January + February 2002 (text file)

  • Winter 2001/2002 FGW 47 Workings FGW 47 diagrams

  • Winter 2001/2002 Virgin Workings 47 hauled trains on Monday's-Friday's during the winter

  • 2001 summer diagrams for 2001.

  • Summer 2001 Class 47 Working Alphabetical list of Class 47s hauled trains in summer 2001

  • Summer 2001 FGW 47 Workings Full timings for FGWS loco hauled trains in 2001

  • Birmingham-Nuneaton Drags Summer 2001 drag timings and train details

  • 2002 North West Drags Preston/ Liverpool-Crewe drags at the end of 2002

  • 2001 North West Drags Preston/ Liverpool-Crewe drags at the end of 2001

  • 2001 Spring workings in early 2001

  • 1999/2000 Winter XC diagrams 99/00

  • 1999 Summer diagrams in 1999

  • 1997 Summer Sundays a quick view of 47 diagrams in 1997

  • The Blackpool-Portsmouth Working

  • Photography on this page is Ian Hall and Shaun C.
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    At times photographs are contributed to this website which have been taken at a position regarded as 'on or near the line' - these images will be used on the website if the contributor is known to be a person who carries a Personal Track Safety (PTS) certificate which allows them to be in that position in the course of their duties or at a time with permission to do so, or in the accompaniement of another person with a PTS certificate.