Many thanks for your interest during this lockdown period
By the way, when I saw Clive Smith’s photo of 47307 leaving Plymouth in the snow in January 1985 on Christmas Day I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry! My spotting days netted 509 out of 512 Class 47s and the three I missed were D1671 & D1734 (withdrawn before I started in 1966) and D1788, which became 47307! And to think 47306 is at Bodmin……so close, and yet so far! Also on Christmas Day, I knew the date of Paul Barlow’s Taunton views rang a bell – 26th March 1986. Oh yes, the day Swindon Works officially closed. Sigh.
Happy New Year, and best regards, Neil Phillips