The second in a previous life, nearly 19 years ago when still in front line service for FGW. It is heading the 1252 Penzance-Paddington seen rushing past Rewe. The date is 11 August 2000.
Kind regards, Paul Barlow. Many thanks to you Paul.
I have also scanned the article concerning it CEGB hire from Railway Magazine dated March 1976
Details as below
It was built as D1748 ~ July 1st 1964
47 155 ~ February 1974
47 660 ~ September 1986 converted to ETH
47 815 ~ August 1989
~ Abertawe Landore
~ At Swansea High St. Station by Councillor John Davies, Lord Mayor of Swansea on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the station. July 1st 2000
~ Plates removed by 03/2005
~ GREAT WESTERN
~ At Crewe Works Open Day September 11th 2005
~ Lost Boys 68-88
~ At Crewe Station Nov 2018
8th June 2019
Cockwood Harbour, a truly classic location in the sun.
All the Best
Midday at Penzance saw three 2x4 HST sets occupy the station for six minutes. With some thoughtful platforming (!) I got them in platforms 4,3 and 2. The blue power cars sat in the sun of platform four for a few hours. Later in the afternoon, the four platforms were occupied with our standard traction for some years to come, Voyager, IET and short formed HST. But then, as we know, nothing stays the same for ever does it?
The evening brought in some the most awesome cloud effects I've ever seen over Mounts Bay. We stayed dry whilst the rest of the County took a battering from thunder and vicious showers.
Some pictures from the days: -
Kind regards, Craig Plenty of variety - many thanks Craig.