Private Railway Studies - GCR(N)

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The Class 47 List 2000-2010, this page designed and edited by Shaun C. Full copyright details available on the index page.

GCR(N)

Great Central Railway (Nottingham)

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Operational 47s in 2010 are;
47292, 47765

Stored 47s in 2010 are;
None present

15/05/10: 47292 arrives at Ruddington with stock for the 1000 departure to Loughborough. 56097 was on the other end, and hauled this from Ruddington for the three quarters of a mile to Ruddington South Junction, or Fifty Steps as it is often referred to, where all trains reverse. 292 would then haul the train for the further eight and a quarter miles to outside the works at Loughborough where a station is planned but currently the trains only reverse there.
Photo Copyright: Brian Sherrington

15/05/10: 47292 arrives at the other station on the railway which is referred to as East Leake in the railway's timetables, but is shown as Rushcliffe Halt on their map and on the station signs... North of this station is the passing point on the system, alongside gypsum works which is used by freight trains on week days.
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15/05/10: 47292 departs East Leake/Rushcliffe Halt on the 1000 from Ruddington.
Photo Copyright: Steve Turner

15/05/10: 47292 at Ruddington before the 1200 to Loughborough, which it would haul from Fifty Steps/Ruddington South Junction.
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15/05/10: 47765 arrives at East Leake on the 1300 from Ruddington to Loughborough, with 47292 in the up recess siding after being removed from the rear of the 1245 Loughborough to Ruddington at East Leake where it was replaced by 46010 which can be seen heading for Ruddington in the distance on the rear of a train hauled by D7629 (25279).
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15/05/10: 47765 hauling E6016 (73110) depart Ruddington on the 0900 to Loughborough.
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15/05/10: 47765 at East Leake, stabled after being removed from the rear of the 0900 there.
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15/05/10: 47765 being attached to the rear of the 1145 Loughborough-Ruddington. 47292 would soon pass on the 1200 in the other direction.
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15/05/10: 47765 at Ruddington before the 1500 to Loughborough. Because of the failure of a 20, 47765 remained on the same train for three and a half round trips - so there was a 47 on one of the trains at all times from 1000 onwards during this day of the diesel gala.
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