class 47's......

on First North Western

47757 stands at Holyhead on Sunday 2nd June 2002 after beginning First North Westerns association with class 47's.....
Copyright: Birchwood

June 2nd 2002, finally after months of rumours a res 47 arrived at Holyhead after First North Western reintroduced loco hauled trains to their main long distance service after an absence of just over 16 months.

Class 175s had replaced class 101s and class 37s hauling mark1 and mark2 coaches, but due to a lack of availability of the new 175s, many class 101s were still operating and loco haulage returned.

June 2002 saw the return of class 47s to inter regional stopping services from the Midlands to Holyhead, the first working pictured above was 1D70 2226 Crewe-Holyhead hauled by 47757 on Sunday 2nd.