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Era 10 (2005 to 2015) Rebuilding of the Railways
Era 11 (2016 to 2022) Current Era
Built between 1962 and 1968, the Class 47 Co-Co Diesel-Electric locomotive was once the most numerous class of mainline diesel in Britain with 512 examples. 310 locomotives were constructed by Brush in Loughborough, and the remaining 202 at Crewe. The locomotives were used for passenger and freight operations. In 2020, 24 of the class remain operational on the national network with more in storage and an additional 31 preserved.
In 2007 newly formed Colas Rail unveiled four newly liveried Class 47 locomotives, having previously relied on hired Class 57s to fulfil its timber hauling contracts. This was early evidence of the ambition Colas Rail had to obtain and grow its own fleet of freight locomotives. The first two locomotives to be overhauled ready for service were No. 47727 'Rebecca' and No. 47749 'Demelza'. In April 2016 locomotive No. 47749 had its original name 'City of Turo' restored.
* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.
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RailRoad Plus BR, Class 47, Co-Co, 47583 ‘County of Hertfordshire’ - Era 7
RailRoad Plus ROG, Class 47, Co-Co, 47813 ‘Jack Frost’ - Era 11
RailRoad Plus ROG, Class 47, Co-Co, 47812 - Era 11
GBRf, Class 47/7, Co-Co, 47727 ‘Edinburgh Castle' - Era 11
GBRf, Class 47/7, Co-Co, 47739 - Era 11
GBRf, Class 47/7, Co-Co, 47749 ‘City of Truro' - Era 11
EWS, Class 47/7, Co-Co, 47798 'Prince William' - Era 9
RailRoad BR, Class 47, Co-Co, 47593 ‘Galloway Princess’ – Era 7– WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE
RailRoad ScotRail, Class 47, Co-Co, 47712 'Lady Diana Spencer' - Era 11- WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE
EWS, Class 47/7, Co-Co, 47799 'Prince Henry' - Era 9