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"Duff's",everyone's favorite,they were ten a penny around Workington,in every colour you could think of,will have to have a dig around in my albums,but here's a few to keep you going.



47116 waiting for the road south,on the afternoon Workington-Dover speedlink


47113 on Selafeild bound flask


47330 backing towards MGR at Workington, passingshut down 47333


47342 on the Maryport-Fiddlers ferry MGR



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I love everything 80's and this is just everything you could want!

The Pic was taken in the early 1990s 47503 was de-named in 1991 ex The Geordie the picture was taken not long after that.


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Here's a few of the Floodex Workington-Maryport shuttle trains,these were top and tailed with a 47 and either a 37,47,57,or 66



47790 at Workington


47712 just outside Workington at Siddick


47832 at the back of the next Maryport train


47501 slowing for the temporary Workington north stop



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Do you have details of where and when this photo was taken. I am a member of the Class 47 Preservation Project which now owns the loco (as 47771) and I am compiling a bit of a "47771 This is Your Life" so any info on what the loco has done etc is always welcome.


Best wishes



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With the weather forecasters saying the temperatures are going to drop over the weekend, i thought these photo's would be fitting



47381 stabled at Workington


47535 just arrived from Carlisle to work the evening mail train


now north of the border



47636 standing at Carstairs


47118 at Inverness shed,(we had a permit for the shed and it was brass monkey weather!!)



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As a trainspotter in Kent, 47s were exotic. Two in a day was exceptional. Here's some from the mid-80s from the south.

One regular was the Dover-Willesden freight, usually ferry wagons, but here imported cars, at Rochester:



Another regular was the Westbury-Hothfield (near Ashford) aggregates. The return empties here at Maidstone East:


They spent a while on the Westbury-Allington run, so theoretically, you could have seen one at each Maidstone station some days.


And just N of the Thames, more aggregates, the "Tilbury Roadstone" PGAs at Stratford. Can't remember where they ran to:


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