Saturday, 30 September 2017

47812 and 47848, Eastleigh Works, 28th September

Rail Operations Group Class 47s at Eastleigh Works since Friday 22nd.

Classic nose to nose for 47812 and 47848.

47812 was new as D1916 from Brush in November 1965, allocated to 86A Cardiff Canton. Renumbered to 47239 in April 1974, then overhauled with ETH to become 47657 in July 1986. Renumbered 47812 in August 1989. Later ran with Virgin Cross Country where it was Pride of Eastleigh from February 2002 to August 2003, Freightliner and Riviera.

47848 was new as D1652 from BR Crewe in January 1965, and was also first allocated to 86A. Renumbered to 47068 in March 1964. Overhauled and ETH added from December 1985 as 47632, renumbered to 47848 in December 1989. Named Newton Abbot Festival of Transport from May 2000 to August 2006, and more recently TITAN STAR.

A closer view of 47848.