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Class 47/4 Number 47839

Current Allocation Details

Number

47839

Class

47/4

Depot

W - Withdrawn from Service

Pool

XHHP - Direct Rail Services - De-registered Locomotives

Livery

RI - Riviera Trains Ltd - Oxford Blue with Yellow Cab Fronts (coaches have Yellow Window Surrounds)

Builder

Brush Traction, Loughborough

Built

21/04/1964

Works Number

499

47839 Named: Unknown

RAF Valley (Plates never applied)

47839 Named: 31/12/1989 Unamed: 31/01/1990

Royal County of Berkshire

47839 Named: 06/02/2002 Unamed: 09/01/2003

Pride of Saltley

47839 Named: 31/10/2006 Unamed: 31/10/2011

Pegasus

Withdrawn

30/04/2013

Disposal Date

08/08/2013

Disposal Details: Scrapped

Raxstar at Eastleigh Works

47839 Renumbered

From 47621 on 20/11/1989

47621 Named: 31/05/1985 Unamed: 31/12/1989

Royal County of Berkshire


47621 Renumbered

From 47136 on 02/10/1984

47136 Renumbered

From D1728 on 31/12/1973


Images for Loco 47839

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.


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