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Diesel locomotives - Classes 47 and 57

Class 47 was the largest class of diesels built under the 1955
Modernisation Plan. Originally designated Brush Type 4, there
were 512 members of the class numbered D1100-11, D1500-1999.

The locomotives were Co-Cos fitted with the 2750hp Sulzer 12LDA28C
engine. The rating was reduced to 2580hp early in their lives. Five
locomotives were fitted with the 2650hp Sulzer 12LVA24 engine and
became Class 48 but were ultimately converted to Class 47.

There are several sub-classes under the TOPS scheme. The most
important ones are probably 47/0, the original design fitted with
steam heat boilers, 47/3, freight units without heating facilities
and 47/4, converted to ETH (electric train heating).

Since 1998, a small number of the class have been refurbished
and reequipped with 2500hp GM 12-645E3 engines. They are now
considered to be Type 5 and have been reclassified Class 57.

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47033
Newport
2 November 1997

47052
Stratford
25 October 1990

47114
Stratford
9 September 1993


47154 and 47348
Toton Rail Fair
29 August 1998

47286
Stratford
19 February 1992

47345
Stratford
3 September 1993


47363
Stratford
3 September 1993

47364
Stratford
3 September 1993

47457
Stratford
25 October 1990


47457
Stratford
25 October 1990

47479
Streatham Hill
21 October 1990

47483
Loughborough
20 October 1990


47712
Clapham Junction
17 February 1992

47725
Newport
4 September 1997

47744
Toton Rail Fair
29 August 1998


47450 and 67013
Newport
13 August 2002

47781
Newport
13 August 2002

47799
Toton Rail Fair
29 August 1998


Preserved D1842
The Railway Age, Crewe
18 May 2003

57001 and 60006
Toton Rail Fair
29 August 1998

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