Fairwood Junction

A locomotive with an interesting history, no 47901, seen at Fairwood Junction, Westbury, with a stone train on 26 March 1986. One of the 512 Brush Type 4 diesel electrics built for BR in the 1960s, it began life as D1628. Having been subsequently renumbered as 47046 it was refitted as a mobile test rig for class 56 traction equipment in 1976 and given the number 47601. A further conversion took place 3 years later in 1979, when it was refitted with class 58 test components and given the number 47901. It was finally withdrawn from service in February 1990. See image 25148

Location: Fairwood Junction

Company: Frome Branch (Great Western Railway)

Photographer: Peter Todd

Contact photographer: Peter Todd

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Date: 26/03/1986

Image number: 23153

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