Class 47

Built: 1962-1967 – Brush Traction, Loughborough or British Rail at Crewe Works

Engine: Sulzer 12LDA28C of 1920kW (2,580hp)

Main generator: Brush TG160-60 Mk4 or TM172-50 Mk1

Traction Motors: Brush TM64-68 Mk1 or Mk1A

Maximum Tractive Effort: 267kN (60,000lbf)

Brake force: 61t

Weight: 111.5-120.6t

Maximum speed: 95mph

Dimensions: 19.38x2.79m

Owners: Colas Rail, Direct Rail Services, Freightliner, Harry Needle Railroad Company, Nemesis Rail, Preserved, Private, Riviera Trains, Vintage Trains, West Coast Railway

Operators: Colas Rail, Direct Rail Services, Freightliner, GB Railfreight, Preserved, Vintage Trains, West Coast Railway, charters

Numbers: 47001-47299, 47301-47399, 47401-47665, 47701-47799, 47801-47854, 47901/971-976


Caption: Direct Rail Services 47853 Rail Express runs round its train at Great Yarmouth on August 23. RICHARD CLINNICK.

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