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.