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In total 512 locomotives were built by Brush and Crewe Works between 1962 and 1968. For many years the "standard" large locomotive of BR, they operated extensively across most of BR. Delightful in their original two tone green livery, after the blue years, the railfreight sector liveries really suited them. They were awe inspiring when new, I've never forgotten the first time I saw one at Kings X, far more inspiring than the American influenced English Electric designs. Lovely to still be able to go down to York station and see them regularly, more than 50 years after introduction.
Technical details are from http://www.class47.co.uk/c47_intro_v2.php a very professional, excellent site.

D1550 @ Hitchin August 1973 � Paul Bartlett w

D1550 @ Hitchin August 1973 � Paul Bartlett w

D1591 @ Bristol August 1965 � Paul Bartlett w

D1591 @ Bristol August 1965 � Paul Bartlett w

D1691 @ Swindon August 1965 � Paul Bartlett w

D1691 @ Swindon August 1965 � Paul Bartlett w

D1880 on tanks in the Midlands 67-05-30 � Paul Bartlett w

D1880 on tanks in the Midlands 67-05-30 � Paul Bartlett w

1920 on bogie oil tanks @ Cardiff General Station 70-06-05 � Paul Bartlett w

1920 on bogie oil tanks @ Cardiff General Station 70-06-05 � Paul Bartlett w

D1924 on steel train @ Newport February 1970 � Paul Bartlett w

D1924 on steel train @ Newport February 1970 � Paul Bartlett w

D1925 @ Weybridge 67-07-09 � Paul Bartlett w

D1925 @ Weybridge 67-07-09 � Paul Bartlett w

47xxx on Blue Circle cement train on GN London Area mainline 74-06-15 � Paul Bartlett w

47xxx on Blue Circle cement train on GN London Area mainline 74-06-15 � Paul Bartlett w

47xxx on COV ABs Tartan Arrow train @ Harpenden August 1973 � Paul Bartlett w

47xxx on COV ABs Tartan Arrow train @ Harpenden August 1973 � Paul Bartlett w

47xxx on London bound express @ Oakleigh Park GN 74-06-15 � Paul Bartlett w

47xxx on London bound express @ Oakleigh Park GN 74-06-15 � Paul Bartlett w

47xxx on Parcels @ Briton Ferry 92-08-19 � Paul Bartlett w

47xxx on Parcels @ Briton Ferry 92-08-19 � Paul Bartlett w

472xx on speedlink @ Aberdeen 83-04-20 � Paul Bartlett w

472xx on speedlink @ Aberdeen 83-04-20 � Paul Bartlett w

47054 [ex D1638] @ Taunton 81-09-03 � Paul Bartlett w

47054 [ex D1638] @ Taunton 81-09-03 � Paul Bartlett w

47074 [ex D1658] on Vanfits @ Avonmouth 78-05-31 � Paul Bartlett w

47074 [ex D1658] on Vanfits @ Avonmouth 78-05-31 � Paul Bartlett w

47075 and PGAs @ Whatley Quarry 81-09-24 � Paul Bartlett w

47075 and PGAs @ Whatley Quarry 81-09-24 � Paul Bartlett w

47079 [ex D1664] @ Ripple Lane open day 87-10-17 � Paul Bartlett [1w]

47079 [ex D1664] @ Ripple Lane open day 87-10-17 � Paul Bartlett [1w]

47079 [ex D1664] @ Ripple Lane open day 87-10-17 � Paul Bartlett [2w]

47079 [ex D1664] @ Ripple Lane open day 87-10-17 � Paul Bartlett [2w]

47080 [ex D1665] Titan on BBAs @ Briton Ferry 80-09-11 � Paul Bartlett w

47080 [ex D1665] Titan on BBAs @ Briton Ferry 80-09-11 � Paul Bartlett w

47085 [ex D1670] ICI train @ Tees yard 91-08-11 � Paul Bartlett [0w]

47085 [ex D1670] ICI train @ Tees yard 91-08-11 � Paul Bartlett [0w]

47085 [ex D1670] ICI train @ Tees yard 91-08-11 � Paul Bartlett [1w]

47085 [ex D1670] ICI train @ Tees yard 91-08-11 � Paul Bartlett [1w]

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