Direct Rail Services Class 47s

Only two of Direct Rail Services’ eight Class 47s remain in traffic, after two were stored at Carlisle Kingmoor.

Removed from traffic were 47805 John Scott 12.5.45-22.5.12 and 47818. Both had failed while being used on railhead treatment trains (RHTTs) in East Anglia. They join 47810/813/841/853 on the sidelines, leaving only 47790 Galloway Princess and 47828 available for use.

Sources suggest that the Type 4s are to be dispensed with once the RHTT season ends. 

12 Direct Rail Services 47501 Craftsman stands at Norwich on July 12 2014, with the 1230 London Liverpool Street-Great Yarmouth. The '47' is now owned by Locomotive Services Ltd. RICHARD CLINNICK.