D1997 / 47295


D1997 was new to British Rail in June 1966 allocated to York depot. A product of Crewe Works the loco was well travelled spending time based on the Eastern, Midland and Western regions in a 36 year  career.

The loco finished its time on the main line working for Freightliner and last worked in March 2002. In January 2003 '295 was purchased by the Fund to provide an engine for 47376, the loco was without its bogies which had been used to provide a float for the Cl.57/0 overhaul program.

The loco was stored at Ashchurch MOD, conveniently only a few miles away from Toddington, and whilst there many parts of '376's errant engine were removed to provide spares for 47105 and 47376. Apart from the faulty engine (and lack of wheels) the loco was effectively complete and was sold to Harry Needle Railroad Company in June 2008.

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