The Class 47 Brush Sulzer BR Locomotives were designed for BR mainline passenger trains on Eastern, Midland, Southern and Western Regions of British Railways. Class 47 also work freight trains.
Class 47 locomotives were built from 1962 to 1968 by Brush Traction at Loughborough or at BR Crewe Works.
Class 47 locomotives have a maximum tractive effort of 267 kN/60000 lbf and maximum design speed of 95 mph. the Class 47 locomotives are powered by 1920 kW (2580 hp) Sulzer engines.
Contemporary and Heritage-Preserved, Diesel, Diesel-Electric and Electric Locomotives
Class 47 diesel locomotives have a power at rail rating of 1550 kW (2080 hp).
Class 47 diesel locomotives featured on this page:
D1524, D1645 (47830), D1705 (1705), 47401, 47580, 47715, 47749, 47760, 47761, 47785, 47786, 47798, 47812, 47815, 47826, 47847
Class 47/7 Class 47 diesel locomotive 47715, here named "Haymarket" and nicely turned out and painted in the livery of Network SouthEast (Wensleydale Rail Beer Festival, Wensleydale Railway, May 2016)
Class 47 47715 at Leeming Bar getting sorted for a train to Redmire.
47715 waiting to leave Leeming Bar with a Wensleydale Railway service to Redmire.
Light engine Class 47 diesel locomotive D1645 "BEECHING'S LEGACY" in British Railways two tone green livery passing through Crewe (18/01/17)
Class 47 D1645 was built at Crewe Works in 1965. Later numbered 47830.
47401 "North Eastern" at the Midland Railway Centre, Swanick Junction (June 2015), was built as D1500 in 1962 by Brush, Loughborough
A West Coast Railways Class 47 47760 at Hellifield on the 'Dalesman' excursion train (August 2015).
Rail Operators Group Class 47 47812 taking barrier vehicles from Glasgow Works to Soho L.M.D. (Birmingham London Midland Depot, 31/08/2016)
Ex EWS Class 47 diesel-electric locomotive 47785 on the Stainmore Railway, Kirkby Stephen East.
Heritage diesel-electric locomotive: Type Class 47 47798 PRINCE WILLIAM (47 798 also 47834 or 47 834, Brush Class 47 Co-Co diesel electric locomotive built 1965 or 1966 ?) standing in sidings by York NRM
Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Co-Co diesel-electric locomotive Class 47 D1705 SPARROWHAWK (D 1705, Brush Type 4 Class 47 47117 or 47 117, built in 1965) at Leicester North Station after hauling a train from Loughborough Central Station (pictured below at Loughborough).
Diesel locomotive Class 47 number D1705 (1705) at GCR Loughborough, now in blue British Rail livery (Sept. 2017)
Diesel locomotive Class 47 760 (loco 47760) at York Station, operated by West Coast Railways on charter special excursions.
Black Five 45231 THE SHERWOOD FORESTER double heading with diesel 47760 at York Station for the start of "The Scarborough Spa Express" in July 2013.
Then for some reason Class 47 47760 and 45231 swapped around before starting off!
Class 47 diesel locomotive 760 (47760) plus steam locomotives 48151 and 46115 heading south towards Leeds at Colton Junction south of York with a charter train.
Class 47/4 diesel locomotive Class 47 47580 "County of Essex" in British Rail livery of blue body, yellow cab and grey roof (plus a large Union Jack), bring up the rear hauling Black 5 44932 with fellow diesel 47580 through Stratford Station from Ilford EMUD to Southall WCRC (Feb 18th 2014). In the past Class 47 47580 has been numbered D1762, 47167, 47732 and named "Restormel".
Due to fire risk in July 2014, passing through Malton station, the Scarborough Spa Express was diesel hauled by Class 47 diesel locomotive 47580.
Class 47 Class 47/7 diesel locomotive 47715 POSEIDON on the Wensleydale Railway
Class 47761 (47 761) at Midland Centre, Butterley, Swanwick Junction
Class 47 D1524 at Bolton Abbey station in a bit of dilapidated state. Was later numbered Class 47 47004 (47 004 from D 1524) and built by Brush Electrical Engineering Company, Loughborough in 1963. D1524 is named "Old Oak Common Traction & Rolling Stock Depot"
D1524 is pictured here at Bolton Abbey Station on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey railway
Class 47 47786 "Roy Castle OBE" at the head of "The Festive Jorvik Express" from Worcester Shrub Hill to York 1Z26 and back 1Z27 (November 2015)
Class 47 47826 at the rear of above. The Class 47 diesel locomotives and coaching stock were operated by West Coast Railways.
In classic British Rail livery Class 47 diesel locomotive 47847, Leicester UK Rail Leasing yard (December 2016).
Colas Rail Freight Class 47 diesel 47749 "CITY OF TRURO" at Leicester in April 2018 (56032 on left).
Class 47 47848 alongside 66428 at York (August 2017)
Rail Operations Group Class 47 diesel locomotive 47815 in Leicester Yard en route to Brush Traction, Loughborough (Oct 8th 2017)
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