Wednesday 21 September 2022

A day in Class 47 history, Romsey, 21st September 2007

15 years ago today, conveniently a Friday, saw the test run from Eastleigh Works for the newly overhauled 47727 and 47749, for Colas Rail. 

One week to a bigger anniversary. 

47749 Demelza leads the test train into Romsey. This example was rescued after a month in the EMR scrapyard at Kingsbury, earlier in 2007.

47727 Rebecca on the rear of the train.

Both locomotives remain active for GBRf, and have seen recent regular use on empty stock workings to and from Eastleigh.