|47818, once a regular locomotive in the area and even painted into 'One Anglia' colours during it's Cotswold Rail days heads|
away from Acle with the 12:36 Norwich - Great Yarmouth. DRS have recently supplied Mk2 coaches for this train.
For many years class 47's have been used on Summer Saturdays to drag selected trains from London along the diesel-only line from Norwich to Great Yarmouth. Locomotives also saw use each year on additional trains for the Lowestoft Air Show until this sadly ceased in 2012. The locomotives have also seen use on 'thunderbird' duties, on some occasions getting the chance to work intercity services from London to Norwich instead of the booked class 90's and have also helped out with diversions during engineering works.
|47813 'Solent' arrives into Acle with the 11:17 |
Great Yarmouth to Norwich on 15th June 2015.
|47818 speeds towards Haddiscoe with the 14:55 Norwich - Lowestoft on 15th June 2015.|
|On 15th June 2015 the class 37's had already arrived to take|
over duties on the 'short set'- they are seen parked with 47805.
15th June 2015 was, therefore, the final full day of class 47 passenger operation in the Anglia area, and for the moment at least, the UK. With new class 68's now on the books of DRS and with class 37/4's in favour for their passenger trains it is unclear what, if any future the remaining DRS class 47's will face.
|One of the last class 47 departures from Norwich- at least for now. 47818 waits|
to leave with the 17:36 Norwich - Great Yarmouth on 15th June 2015.