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By Ross Taylor

the category forty seven used to be outfitted among 1962 and sixty seven because the Brush style four via either Brush Traction and British Railways Crewe works, finally numbering 512 examples. the category quickly was once to be visible operating all kinds of trains around the community; even though it used to be now not with no its difficulties, the main significant leading to the derating of the engine to 2580 bhp. this day, a small variety of 47s stay in mainline provider even if as a rule on rather mild tasks in comparison to that which they as soon as labored, and extra examples have entered preservation.

By the Nineties and the privatisation of British Rail, massive numbers have been being withdrawn as existence expired and plenty of of these final have been turning into more and more unreliable. In 1997 the newly shaped operator Freightliner made up our minds to start to handle the matter through rebuilding twelve locos with secondhand basic vehicles engines (the Sulzer strength unit being one of many largest weaknesses) and alternators. The physique and working apparatus remained a similar and the locomotives have been categorized as fifty seven. those have been very profitable, and stay in provider at the present time with DRS and West Coast Railways.

Ross Taylor explores the historical past of those interesting sessions via his compilations of good images and annotation.

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