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On a misty 9th September morning West Coast Railway Company's 47270, wearing a replica of the British Rail corporate blue livery and displaying the correct reporting code, leads sister 47848 approaching Heaton Lodge East Junction with the diesel portion of 1Z24, 06.00 Carnforth to Scarborough.  This is the final outward Scarborough Spa Express to use the Calder Valley route this year.

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...apologies for the rogue stinging nettle in these two.  It was just too far into railway property for me to bend it out of shot.

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Been scanning my sides, quality of this one not great but its a Namer with an interesting CCT, maybe in Engineers use?1930455226_01(2).JPG.b960e355244ba8d09a5a5a596ecfc266.JPG

May 1983 but I cannot remember where it is, but sure someone on here will know.

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1 hour ago, Vanfit said:

Unknown class 47 at Pewsey on a Mendips stone train. May 1983. Not trespassing i was working.

 

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If it’s May 1983, I suspect it’s 47085 MAMMOTH again. Wasn’t it the only Stratford silver roof namer at that date?

 

Since it’s the same month, might that help place the location of your previous photo?

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On 09/10/2021 at 16:24, Vanfit said:

Been scanning my sides, quality of this one not great but its a Namer with an interesting CCT, maybe in Engineers use?1930455226_01(2).JPG.b960e355244ba8d09a5a5a596ecfc266.JPG

May 1983 but I cannot remember where it is, but sure someone on here will know.

Later than May 83. It's fitted with a headlight which it received sometime between Jan and April 1984 if you look for contemporary photos. I think the MK1 CCT may be an internal user looking at the faded paint and position and size of the number.  I stand to be corrected!

 

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Guy

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Hi Guy

Now that makes sense, I reckon I was a year out! 47085 MAMMOTH with the CCT may have been taken at Westbury during the resignalling/remodelling in about April/May 84. I wish I had kept notes when I took the pics, I have to rely on very faded dates on the slides, just month and year, misread that one.

Mike

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8 hours ago, Vanfit said:

Hi Guy

Now that makes sense, I reckon I was a year out! 47085 MAMMOTH with the CCT may have been taken at Westbury during the resignalling/remodelling in about April/May 84. I wish I had kept notes when I took the pics, I have to rely on very faded dates on the slides, just month and year, misread that one.

Mike

 

Yes that's westbury (north) and I also think you're correct in saying 1984 for when the remodelling took place- I think I may still have a copy of the signalling notice somewhere.

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Yes i was there. I was on Westbury PSB operating floor when the signalman (sorry old terminology!) gave 5-5-5 Opening SB to the fringe SBs. Would it be possible to see the Yellow Peril (Notice) - would bring back many happy memories.

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81 130 140981 Arbroath 47703

Found this while looking for something else.

 

In the early years when the /7s tended to wander a bit more off the push-pull diagrams, 47703 approaches Arbroath with the 1440 Aberdeen-Edinburgh on 14/09/1981. 

 

A really smart looking set of Mk1/Mk2Z stock as well.

 

Photo credit to the excellent KDH Archive.

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