The Class 47 is a Brush design and 47205 is one of 512 examples built between 1962 and 1968. It is a class that has proven to be a very successful mixed traffic diesel locomotive.
The Class 47s could be seen all over the railway network coping well with work ranging from a little light shunting around goods yards to the fastest express passenger trains running the length and breath of the British Isles. Members of the class can still be seen working passenger and freight trains throughout the country.
47205 was purchased from C. F. Booths and arrived at the Northampton & Lamport Railway from Southampton Maritime on the 7th December 2004, after being withdrawn from mainline service by Freightliner.
During overhaul works in 2010 it was discovered that cab parts from 47014 had been used to repair 47205 at the № 1 (Cooler group) end of the locomotive.
|Type 4||Brush — BR Crewe||Co-Co|
|Class:||47/0||Works №:||617 (Lot 400)|
|Built:||1965 (Delivered 24th July)||Builder:||BR Crewe Works|
|BR №:||47205 previously D1855 and between March 1994 & July 1995 47395||Driving Wheel Diameter:||3 ft 9 in|
|Engine:||Sulzer 12-cyl 12LDA28-CW of 2580 bhp at 750 rpm||Transmission:||Electric. Six Brush TM64.68 Mk1A axle-hung, nose-suspended traction motors.|
|Weight:||117 ton||Maximum Design Speed:||95 mph|
|Brake Force:||60 LTf||Maximum Tractive Effort:||62,000 lbf|
|Made Redundant / Withdrawn:||October 2001||Date Preserved:||07th December 2004|
|Arrived at NLR:||07th December 2004||Current Status:||Under Overhaul|