Thursday, 6 September 2012

50 years of Class 47, 6th September 2012

50 years ago today D1500 made its first mainline movement, from Loughborough to Crewe. To mark this anniversary, here are my first two Class 47 photos.
I believe that this was a 47/3, at Aberdour in August 1974, heading 7Axx, a ScR class 7 freight train to Aberdeen area. I believe that this is likely one of 47317 or 47318, then allocated to ED and 9 years old at that time.
47313 (then 10 years old and allocated to Tinsley) at a foggy Berwick-upon-Tweed in July 1975, with 1L61 an Eastern Region train preparing to return back to Leeds.