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Given EWS stated that on record that "no Class 47's would last long enough to gain a repaint into the livery". how comes 47s 47785 and 47786 both gained EWS  livery?

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Well 47785 and 47786 were repainted for their naming ceremonies at Waterloo held on 11 June 1997. Indeed in total 17 Class 47s got the EWS livery.

 

Dont forget as well that  33030 was painted EWS red and gold, the only one so painted. That was for Toton Open Day 1998.

 

Regards

 

Simon

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The EWS livery was just what the new company needed. Bright and bold. It suited every loco it was applied to, even the one offs, 33030 and 31466.

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An uneventful shift at Bescot then this turned up looking stunning...

 

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47.792 also got the new livery.  Seen here at Acton 24May03.  (AFAIK it was just parked next to those hoppers and never hauled them).  Edit: I photted her at London Bridge in Feb 2003 so repaint was between Feb and this pic.

 

 

rev 47792 Acton 24May03.jpg

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Just remembered 47.793 also gained EWS livery.  Holybourne 07May03:

 

 

rev 47793 6Y30 Holybourne 07May03.jpg

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Memory going into overdrive today. 47.773 London Bridge Feb 2003

 

 

rev 47773 d London Bridge 07Feb03.jpg

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