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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  • 47150 DFLH Freightliner (expected to be withdrawn shortly)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):
    Cotswold Rail:
    47033 (CRUR), 47365 (CRUR, Cranmore).
    Cotswold also own 47326, 47338 and 47528.
    Fragonset:
    47375 (SDFL), 47710 (SDXL), 47715 (SDXL), 47780 (SDXL).
    Garsdale Railtours:
    47492 (MBDL).
    Riviera Trains:
    47575 (MBDL).
    West Coast Railway Company:
    47245 (MBDL)

    Fragonset also own.....:
    47186/201/219/226/228/229/236/280/285/293/307/313/314/335/348/360/363/368/471/489/525/526/547/550/574/628/704/707/717/803/972...
    ...plus the following in stored pools but operational off Network Rail metals:

  • 47640 SDXL Fragonset - outbased at Battlefield Line, Shackerstone (IN USE)
  • 47716 SDXL Fragonset - outbased at Dartmoor Railway, Meldon Quarry (IN USE)

  • 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
    47635 withdrawn
    47732 withdrawn
    47750 caught fire, awaiting transfer to Wigan Springs Branch
    47776 withdrawn
    47787 reinstated!
    47790 withdrawn
    47792 withdrawn
    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)
    47635 withdrawn
    47640 has moved to the Battlefield line for a return to use (owned by Fragonset)
    47727 withdrawn
    47732 withdrawn
    47732 reinstated
    47733 withdrawn
    47734 withdrawn
    47737 withdrawn
    47747 withdrawn
    47749 withdrawn
    47757 withdrawn
    47760 withdrawn
    47770 withdrawn
    47773 withdrawn
    47778 withdrawn
    47780 moved from Crewe to Derby (Fragonset) for a return to service
    47784 withdrawn
    47787 withdrawn
    47791 withdrawn
    47793 withdrawn
    47798 withdrawn
    47799 withdrawn
    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)
    47749 withdrawn
    47749 reinstated!
    47772 withdrawn
    47786 withdrawn (may return)
    47789 withdrawn

    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