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Information is up-to-date to September 2015

Class

47/4

Class Name

British Railwys & Brush Type 4

Built

1963-67

Max Speed

95 mph

Engine

Sulzer 2,580 hp

Weight

125 tonnes

Max TE

60,000 lb


Locomotives for Class 47/4 - Total 30

 

47402
47475
47488

47492
47500
47501

47523
47579
47640

47643
47802
47805

47810
47811
47812

47813
47815
47816

47818
47826
47828

47830
47832
47841

47843
47847
47848

47851
47853
47854


Images for Class 47/4

Brush Type 4 Class 47/4 No. D1518 (47419) at Gateshead Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 21/07/1963
Date Uploaded 18/11/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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New Brush Type 4 No. D1518 at Gateshead shed 7 weeks after being built on 21st July 1963. Later to be renumbered as Class 47 47419. The loco was withdrawn on 11 February 1987 from Gateshead shed GD and cut up by V Berry Leicester in January 1990.

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Brush Type 4 Class 47/4 No. D1520 (47421) at Gateshead Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 21/07/1963
Date Uploaded 18/11/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
Views: 561
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New Brush Type 4 No. D1520 at Gateshead shed on a damp overcast day on 21st July 1963, a few weeks weeks after being built. Later to be renumbered as Class 47 47421. The loco was withdrawn on 27 September 1991, reinstated on March 1994 and finally withdrawn in May 1994 and cut up by by MRJ Phillips at Crewe works in March 1997.

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Brush Type 4 Class 47/4 No. D1577 (47457) at Darlington Shed 1965
Date Photo Taken: 18/04/1965
Date Uploaded 24/03/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
Views: 2568
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This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

Brush Type 4 Class 47 No. D1577 at Darlington shed 51A on a damp overcast day on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965. Later to be renumbered as Class 47/4 47457

A trainspotter in his school uniform, wearing an anorak, school cap, short trousers and knee socks starts to walk behind the loco. Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.


Brush Type 4 Class 47 No. D1579 (47459) at Darlington Bank Top Station 1965
Date Photo Taken: 18/04/1965
Date Uploaded 30/05/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
Views: 5737
Comments: 4

This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

A pensive looking trainspotter schoolboy wearing his school uniform, poses as his photo is taken by the cab of a diesel loco at Darlington Bank Top Station on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965. He wears a peaked school cap, shirt, tie, pullover, blazer (with a notebook in the pocket) and short trousers.

The loco, Brush Type 4 Class 47 No. D1579, was later to be renumbered as Class 47/4 47459, built at Crewe works in May 1964, withdrawn 25th March 1992 and scrapped at Booth-Roe Metals, Rotherham 7th May 1993.

Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.


Brush Type 4 Class 47 No. D1525 (47422) at Gateshead Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 23/06/1963
Date Uploaded 28/02/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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A few days old, brand new Brush Type 4 No. D1525, later to be renumbered as Class 47/4 47422, stands in the yard at Gateshead Shed on 23rd June 1963. The loco was withdrawn 1n August 1991 and cut up by Booth-Roe Metals, Rotherham on June 11th 1993.


Brush Type 4 Class 47/4 47530 (D1930) at Reading on 15 June 1990
Date Photo Taken: 15/06/1990
Date Uploaded 31/08/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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NSE liveried 47530 awaits a path on the up relief, heading an up ecs rake for Old Oak Common.

Built at Brush Falcon works in February 1966, allocated new to Bristol Bath Rd, this loco spent its career on Western Region or at Crewe. Latterly it was stored by EWS in 1998 and scrapped in January 2001 at CRDC, Wigan Springs Branch.


Brush Type 4 Class 47/4 47621 (D1728, 47136, 47839) at Reading on 24 June 1988
Date Photo Taken: 24/06/1988
Date Uploaded 31/08/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built by Brush Falcon works in April 1964 and delivered new to 86A Cardiff Canton depot, this loco spent most of its life on various WR depots.

Here Bristol Bath Rd BR allocated 47621 is heading an unidentified up IC service via Birmingham New St for Paddington. It wears the original BR InterCity livery and is appropriately caught on camera at Reading, being named "Royal County of Berkshire". It was named at Reading on 4th June 1985 by the Hon. Colonel Gordon Palmer, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire as part of GW150 celebrations, twinning BR and Berkshire.

Post-privatisation this was both a Virgin then latterly Riviera trains loco, being scrapped in August 2013 by Raxstar at Eastleigh works.


WCR/Brush Type 4 Class 47/4 No. 47854 at Edinburgh Waverley Station 2015
Date Photo Taken: 2015
Date Uploaded 25/01/2016
Image Owner/Copyright: Dave McLaren
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West Coast Railway Brush Type 4 Class 47/4 No. 47854 at at Edinburgh Waverley Station in 2015 on 'The Royal Scotsman' in maroon livery


English Electric Type 4 47580 (D1762 47167) at Lea Valley 2015
Date Photo Taken: 21/03/2015
Date Uploaded 01/11/2016
Image Owner/Copyright: Bryn Gibbons
Views: 163
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English Electric Type 4 47580 running through the Lea Valley in Hertfordshire hauling the 'Cathedral Express' on 21st March 2015. Built as D1762 by Brush Traction, LoughboroughIt in September 1964 was renumbered as Class 47/0 47167, then as Class 47/4 47580. It was withdrawn in April 2004 and is currently preserved.


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