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- 97472 - Test Train Locomotive
- 26 March 1989
7 January 2010, 15:32:39
Does anyone know weather this machince had any mods done to it? engine change or anything? and how long it lasted on the BR network???
i fancy doing a model of it but would like to know what the crack is
7 January 2010, 19:31:17
They're unaltered from regular Class 47/4s apart from the addition of Blue Star multiple working (the jumper is just visible in the photo). These locomotives were acquired by the RTC circa 1987, and carried 97/4 numbers until 1989, when they renumbered into the 4797x number series.
7 January 2010, 20:19:14
I think this loco was the exception to the rule as it was just a straight renumber from 47 472 to 97 472 to stop other sectors borrowing (pinching) it.
Just a standard 47/4 but renumbered and the red chevron "RTC" sticker under side cab window. A normal eth fitted "spoon" however
the others certainly had multi working/ additional jumpers fitted (except 972/973?)