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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. 

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. 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.
Direct Rail Services 47790 Galloway Princess at Lowestoft on January 9, with the 1548 to Norwich. RICHARD CLINNICK. Direct Rail Services 47790 Galloway Princess at Lowestoft on January 9, with the 1548 to Norwich. RICHARD CLINNICK.
One of the original four Direct Rail Services Class 47s, 47802 Pride of Cumbria stands at Norwich on April 17 2014, with the 1036 to Great Yarmouth. The '47' is now part of the West Coast Railway fleet. RICHARD CLINNICK. One of the original four Direct Rail Services Class 47s, 47802 Pride of Cumbria stands at Norwich on April 17 2014, with the 1036 to Great Yarmouth. The '47' is now part of the West Coast Railway fleet. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Direct Rail Services 47805 John Scott 12.5.45-22.6.12 and 47813 Solent stand at Norwich on June 25. RICHARD CLINNICK. Direct Rail Services 47805 John Scott 12.5.45-22.6.12 and 47813 Solent stand at Norwich on June 25. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Direct Rail Services 47810 Peter Bath MBE 1927-2006 runs round its train at Great Yarmouth on August 17 2013, before hauling the 1310 to London Liverpool Street as far as Norwich. RICHARD CLINNICK. Direct Rail Services 47810 Peter Bath MBE 1927-2006 runs round its train at Great Yarmouth on August 17 2013, before hauling the 1310 to London Liverpool Street as far as Norwich. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Prior to hauling the 1035 to London Liverpool Street, Direct Rail Services 47813 Solent stands at Great Yarmouth. This was to be the last 'portion' to run from the coast, as the '47' failed at Norwich and the rest of the duty was cancelled. Through trains from London, this year, were replaced by DRS '37s' working local trains. RICHARD CLINNICK. Prior to hauling the 1035 to London Liverpool Street, Direct Rail Services 47813 Solent stands at Great Yarmouth. This was to be the last 'portion' to run from the coast, as the '47' failed at Norwich and the rest of the duty was cancelled. Through trains from London, this year, were replaced by DRS '37s' working local trains. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Direct Rail Services 47818 at Crewe Gresty Bridge on November 23 2012. RICHARD CLINNICK. Direct Rail Services 47818 at Crewe Gresty Bridge on November 23 2012. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Direct Rail Services 47828 at Crewe Gresty Bridge on November 23 2012. RICHARD CLINNICK. Direct Rail Services 47828 at Crewe Gresty Bridge on November 23 2012. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Carrying Northern Belle livery, Direct Rail Services 47832 Solway Princess stands at Crewe Gresty Bridge on November 23 2012. RICHARD CLINNICK. Carrying Northern Belle livery, Direct Rail Services 47832 Solway Princess stands at Crewe Gresty Bridge on November 23 2012. RICHARD CLINNICK.
A freshly repainted Direct Rail Services 47841 stands at Great Yarmouth on August 3 2013, with the 1625 empty coaching stock to Norwich. RICHARD CLINNICK. A freshly repainted Direct Rail Services 47841 stands at Great Yarmouth on August 3 2013, with the 1625 empty coaching stock to Norwich. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Direct Rail Services 47853 Rail Express at York on February 20 2013. RICHARD CLINNICK. Direct Rail Services 47853 Rail Express at York on February 20 2013. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Direct Rail Services 47853 Rail Express rescues failed DRS 47813 Solent at Norwich on September 13 2014. RICHARD CLINNICK. Direct Rail Services 47853 Rail Express rescues failed DRS 47813 Solent at Norwich on September 13 2014. RICHARD CLINNICK.