Still in service - mainline operational pools, as at 11/10/05
Since last update on 29th December 2004 (until 11th October 2005):
47237/298/501/802 to XHKM from XHSD (internal pool code changes)
47270 to DHLT from DFFT and stored
47358 to DHLT from DFLM and stored
47492 correction, is in pool MBDL, not WN__
47575 added to 'expected to return to traffic' section
47769 to RTLS from MBDL, awaiting a return to service
47805/812/829/843/847/848 to RTLO from DFLH, ownership changed from Porterbrook to Riviera Trains
47815 to RTLO from IWLA, ownership changed from Porterbrook to Riviera Trains
47810 to CREL from ATSP, ownership changed from Porterbrook to Cotswold Rail Engineering
47826/851 to MBDL from ATSP, ownership changed from Porterbrook to West Coast Railway Company
47828 to CREL from SBXL, ownership changed from Porterbrook to Cotswold Rail Engineering
47830 to DFLH from ATSP
47841 to DFLH from ATSP
The current serviceable pool code list is below, those not certified to run on railtrack metals are in white.
47145 SDFL Fragonset
47150 DFLH Freightliner (expected to be withdrawn shortly)
47197 DFLH Freightliner
47200 CRRH Cotswold Rail Engineering
47237 XHKM DRS (STILL out of service, engine defects)
47298 XHKM DRS
47303 DFLM Freightliner
47309 DFFT Freightliner
47316 CRRH Cotswold Rail Engineering
47355 SDFL Fragonset
47375 SDFL Fragonset - still expected to return to traffic
47488 SDFR Fragonset - operational but awaiting major exam
47501 XHKM DRS
47701 SDFR Alan & Tracy Lear - on hire to Fragonset, outbased at Ludgershall
47703 SDFR Fragonset
47709 SDFR Fragonset
47710 SDFR Fragonset - hasn't moved for years!
47712 SDFR Fragonset
47714 CREL Cotswold Rail Engineering
47769 RTLS Riviera
47798 MBDL National Railway Museum Collection - unavailable for traffic (at North Yorkshire Moors Railway)
47802 XHKM DRS
47805 RTLO Riviera Trains
47810 CREL Cotswold Rail Engineering
47811 DFLH Porterbrook (on hire to Freightliner)
47812 RTLO Riviera Trains
47813 CREL Cotswold Rail Engineering
47815 RTLO Riviera Trains
47816 DFLH Porterbrook (on hire to Freightliner)
47818 IANA Cotswold Rail Engineering (on hire to Anglia)
47826 MBDL West Coast Eailway Company
47828 CREL Cotswold Rail Engineering
47829 RTLO Riviera Trains (out of traffic)
47830 DFLH Porterbrook (on hire to Freightliner)
47832 SDFR Porterbrook (on hire to Fragonset)
47839 RTLO Riviera Trains
47840 ATSP Porterbrook (on hire to Alstom Traincare)
47841 DFLH Porterbrook (on hire to Freightliner)
47843 RTLO Riviera Trains
47847 RTLO Riviera Trains
47848 RTLO Riviera Trains
47851 MBDL West Coast Railway Company
47853 RTLO Riviera Trains
47854 MBDL West Coast Railway Company
For class 47's in preservation (in operational condition are 47105, 47117, 47376, 47401, 47402, 47449, 47643, 47701) see Preserved Diesels Class 47 page.
Have a look around the rest of that site for preservation news, including other classes.
PLEASE SUPPORT RAILWAY PRESERVATION
Other loco's expected to return to traffic (with current pool codes):
47640 SDXL Fragonset - outbased at Battlefield Line, Shackerstone (IN USE)
47716 SDXL Fragonset - outbased at Dartmoor Railway, Meldon Quarry (IN USE)
47033 (CRUR), 47365 (CRUR, Cranmore).
Cotswold also own 47326, 47338 and 47528.
47375 (SDFL), 47710 (SDXL), 47715 (SDXL), 47780 (SDXL).
West Coast Railway Company:
Fragonset also own.....:
...plus the following in stored pools but operational off Network Rail metals:
Since last update on 20th June 2004 (until 29th December 2004):
47145 added, returned to use
47237 has not run during the six month period, it has engine faults
47270 returned to use after repairs, moving from DFLH to DFFT
47298 returned to (very occasional) use after repairs
47640 seems to have returned to service although no evidence has yet been seen or heard of
47709 fitted with TPWS and returned to service
47712 did not operate during the period with a main generator defect, now thought to be repaired
47769 returned to service but away from the main line
47787 moved from WHCD to WN?? and switched off
47798 moved from WN?? to MBDL and returned to use, then taken out of use
47811 moved from IWLA to DFLH
47813 moved from SBXL to CREL
47816 moved from ATSP to SBXL to DFLH
47818 moved from CREL to IANA
47828 taken out of service and moved from ATSP to SBXL, will move to Cotswold Rail
47832 moved from IWLA to SDFR
47848 did not operate during the period, awaiting repairs
47854 finally changed from ATLO to MBDL
All ATLO 47's moved to ATSP.
47805/812/829/843/847/848 to move from DFLH to RTLO.
Since last update on 11th March 2004 (until 20th June 2004):
47245 added to list, awaiting a return to traffic
47750 caught fire, awaiting transfer to Wigan Springs Branch
47813 off lease awaiting transfer from FGW to CREL
Also from the Toton/Motherwell/Saltley tender list the following loco's have been sold by EWS (none to scrap merchants):
47575, 47634, 47702, 47711, 47744, 47745, 47766, 47767, 47769, 47774, 47775, 47777.
Since last update on 19th January 2004 (until 11th March 2004):
47145 returned to serviceable SDFL pool, not yet in use (Fragonset)
47355 moved from SDFR to SDFL pool
47365 moved to Cranmore for return to service (Cotswold)
47375 returned to serviceable SDFL pool, not yet in use (Fragonset)
47640 has moved to the Battlefield line for a return to use (owned by Fragonset)
47780 moved from Crewe to Derby (Fragonset) for a return to service
47832 transferred to Cotswold (owned?) but leased back to First Great Western.
Since last update on 21st November 2003 (until 19th/25th January 2004):
All EWS loco's in WHDD and WHTN pools have been transferred to the WHCD pool.
All EWS 47's are now based at Toton, rather than Crewe Diesel where the majority were previously.
47279 withdrawn (faults?)
47292 withdrawn (no TPWS)
47326 has been advertised for sale by Cotswold so presumably will not be returning to service
47701 has no TPWS and now operates away from the railway and should officially be classified as 'preserved'
47709 deleted from list as it has no TPWS
47716 added, on loan to Dartmoor Railway and has become active
47739 withdrawn (fire)
47746 withdrawn (unknown)
47786 withdrawn (may return)
47818 at Frisby near Melton Mowbray with an ECS, 15/10/05, copyright Ben Wheeler.
1st published by sulzerpower.com 21/11/03 and is a copyright of the class 47 list, 2000-2005