Go back to the home page. Names are listed in alphabetic sequence. For each name the numbers of the engines which carried that name are listed in the sequence in which they acquired it. In many cases the same engine is listed for a name under different numbers. A number can appear twice for a name; this occurs when a name was later given back to an engine, or was retained across a number change. For example 47 was named 'Amlwych Freighter', renumbered 47then reverted to 47 without losing the name.
Planned or proposed names which were never carried are included. Class 57 names are no longer included. The list includes both official and unofficial names, the latter being denoted thus: U. Tinsley T. This page was last updated on July 11th at GMT. Version 4. Abertawe Landore. Aldeburgh Festival. Andrew A Hodgkinson. Andrew Carnegie. Arnold Kunzler.
Atlantic College. Aviemore Centre. Ben Line. Benjamin Gimbert G. Bescot Yard. Billingham Enterprise. Blue Circle Cement. Bolton Wanderer. Brinsworth Demon. Bristol Barton Hill. Bristol Bath Road.
Bristol Bath Road Quality Approved. British Petroleum. Bulmers of Hereford.Go back to the home page. Click on any letter in the index opposite to produce a list of names beginning with that letter.
Italicized names were planned or proposed but never actually carried. Clicking on a name in the list will produce information pertaining to that name, including a list of which engines Brush and others carried it. This page was last updated on July 15th at GMT. Version 4. The Class Leaving aside the unused names, there are different names, carried by different engines. The first Brush to be "de-named" was D after being wrecked at Bridgend in December The first Brush to be named following the BRB's ban on namings, imposed in the late 's, was 47 In depot staff at Stratford where else!!
This temporary name was short-lived and was removed a few weeks later. The mistake went un-noticed for 5 days until a local rail enthusiast, who just happened to be a conchologist, spotted that the 'R' was missing and reported it to depot staff. The erroneous plates were subsequently replaced with new, correctly spelled, plates.
The shortest lived naming for the class occurred when 47 was named "W A Camwell" on the 19th of October - for just 3 hours! Mr 'Cam' Camwell, a life long railway enthusiast and photgrapher, unveiled the single nameplate himself on his 85th birthday. Sadly, Mr.
Camwell died in January With 50 letters plus 5 spaces "Severn Valley Railway Kidderminster Bewdley Bridgenorth" carried by 47 is the longest name carried by any Brush - so far! When the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, unveiled the name "The Queen Mother" on 47 in Octoberit was the first time a member of the Royal family had named a diesel locomotive.Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? Administrator Hero Member Posts: Nicknames for locomotive classes. Any to be added? Surely there are some names for class 43 HST power car, aren't there?
Hero Member Posts: Re: Nicknames for locomotive classes. Of course the original diesel class 43's were Warships although like the 52's they never carried the class number. Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D. Quote from: Electric train on March 26,pm. Data Manager Hero Member Posts: I've heard the new Class 70's referred to as "Ducks" and "Fuglies". In that second one the 'F' stands for Freightliner, obviously!
The is of course The Dog Box. The is the Burger Van whilst there are loads of names for Voyagers. All postings reflect my own personal views and opinions and are not intended to be, nor should be taken as official statements of first great western or first group policy. Quote from: dog box on March 27,am. Quote from: bignosemac on March 27,am. A few more: Politicians you can see right through them Electra Della A dela nte Dusty Bins think about it Zoidbergs no idea Arkwrights again, think about it!
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British Rail Class 47 renumbering
Please login or register. News : A forum for passengers Pages: [ 1 ] 2.Beginning with 47 on November 19thand ending with 97 on January 18th Shortcut to details of a particular Brush without having to go through the sub-class and number lists. Enter any number and click Go!. The aim of this web site is to provide a comprehensive study of Brush Sulzer Type 4, or Class 47, locomotives.
The study begins in the early 's and ends in the present day; a period of time that encompasses the development and introduction of the class, the diverse range of duties which the class performed so well, an array of technical variations; a profusion of re-numberings, namings, de-namings, re-namings; a myriad of liveries; and, finally, re-build, scrap, or heritage. Certain other topics allied to the Brush Type 4 story are also covered in order to provide additional interest: the FALCON and LION prototypes, and the Cuban "Class 48's" for example; but, unlike previous versions of the site, models, media and the Class 57 things are not included.
Any comments you have regarding Class Version 4. No part of this web site may be reproduced without the express permission of the owner. The copyright of all photographic material appearing on this web site remains with the credited person or organisation. This page was last updated on March 22nd at GMT.
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British Rail Class 57
I thank those who have already made a donation, and I now urge other members and visitors to contribute to the appeal. Any amount of or above is welcome, and may be donated via PayPal using this link Click to see more photos taken on July 14th. Click to see previous photos of the day. Overphotos online, including many of the Brush Type 4 photos that are to be found on this site.The Class 57 diesel locomotives were re-manufactured from Class 47s by Brush Traction of Loughborough between and The locomotives were fitted with re-conditioned EMD engines and the same model of traction alternator as that fitted to the Class The Class 57 is a re-engineered locomotive, rebuilt by Brush TractionLoughborough from redundant Class 47 locomotives.
The locomotives are fitted with a refurbished EMD engine and a re-conditioned alternator, improving reliability and performance. Three variants exist, one for freight and two for passenger operations.
The class has its origins in when Freightliner ordered an initial six locomotives. DRS tookand from Porterbrook in April on a three-year lease.
Into mark the 20th anniversary of DRS, was chosen to carry the anniversary livery. InPorterbrook placed an order for a prototype passenger locomotive fitted with electric train heating. It hauled Mark 2 stock on day services from London Paddington to Plymouth and Penzance —until these ceased in September —and on the Night Riviera sleeper service.Trainz Horns: BR Class 47
The FGW fleet were originally painted green with a gold bodyside band to match the Night Riviera stock, with cast name and numberplates. All four locomotives were named after castles in Devon and Cornwall,  and operate mainly on the Night Riviera sleeper service, with the occasional stock move.
From Marchthe fleet started to receive FGW's blue livery, with the first repainted. In Junereceived a repaint into lined Brunswick green livery, to commemorate the th anniversary of the Great Western Railway.
WCRC managing director said that the first thing he did when he took control of the loco was to pass it through his paint shop to apply the house colours in the original diesel style.
In JanuaryWCRC purchased from Porterbrook and from Advenza Freight followed in April by from Advenza,  with and returned to service and stored at Carnforth. In Januarywere purchased from Porterbrook, making West Coast Railways the only company to operate all three class 57 sub-classes. Advenza Freight purchased and from Porterbrook in January to use on a number of freight flows won by the company. To reflect this allocation was fitted with a large Colas Rail logo on each side, just behind the non-driving side of each cab.
The first of these was released in Julyand coincided with the unveiling of the new British Racing Green Freightliner livery. After an evaluation period, Freightliner was sufficiently impressed to order a further six in Junewith plans for an eventual fleet of twenty-five.
All were leased from Porterbrook. The Freightliner fleet saw use over a wide area, serving locations such as IpswichSouthamptonBirminghamCardiff and Leeds.Forums New posts Search forums. Media New media New comments Search media. Members Registered members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. Log in Register. Search titles only. Search Advanced search…. New posts.
ALL the known Loco and Multiple unit nicknames. Thread starter 59CosG95 Start date 28 Jul Status Not open for further replies. Hi all-just wondering if you know the nickname each different class of loco or multiple unit has received if it has at all and why. RailUK Forums. MidnightFlyer Veteran Member. Joined 16 May Messages 12, Was 'Deltic' for a Class 55 just a nickname, or was it ever used in an official sense?
Some I am sure of though is Tractors for 37s and Dogboxes for s. Last edited: 28 Jul Joined 18 Dec Messages 11, Location Another planet MattE said:. Qwerty Established Member. Joined 14 Jul Messages 11, Joined 8 Feb Messages 1, Joined 13 May Messages 12, HSTEd said:. Minilad Established Member. Ah, the days when Skoda cars were a punchline. Not a nickname that makes sense any more, modern Skodas are really rather reliable, as their adverts during the Tour de France have been pointing out.
They've been using a tagline of "11 years and not a single breakdown"- whilst Jaguar, who supply Sky with team cars cannot claim the same. Well quiteJag went as far as to supply an F-Type to Sky this year for use on the Time Trial stage where the car only has to support one rider at a time. No added functionality over the XF Sportbrakes, but, well, the look on Dave Brailsford's face at the press event for it said it allThe British Rail Class 47 is a class of British railway diesel-electric locomotive that was developed in the s by Brush Traction.
A total of Class 47s were built at Crewe Works and Brush's Falcon Works, Loughborough between andwhich made them the most numerous class of British mainline diesel locomotive. Despite the introduction of more modern types of traction, a significant number are still in use, both on the mainline and on heritage railways.
As of January78 locomotives still exist as Class 47s, with further examples having been converted to other classes; 34 retain "operational status" on the mainline. The Class 47 history begins in the early s with the stated aim of the British Transport Commission BTC to remove steam locomotives from British Rail by a target date of However, the BTC was not convinced that the future of diesel traction lay down the hydraulic transmission path of the Western Regionand began looking at various diesel-electric designs.
Initially, the BTC invited tenders to build locomotives to the new specification. The following responses were received:. Bidding for this new order went in favour of Brush.
British Rail Class 47
This initial build of 20 locomotives Nos. D to D were mechanically different from the remainder of the type,  using Westinghouse -supplied brake systems, and would be withdrawn earlier than the rest of the class which used Metcalfe-Oerlikon brakes. However, based on these and the success of LIONan order for locomotives was made, which was later revised upwards a number of times to reach the final total of Five locomotives, Nos. D to D, were fitted with a Sulzer V12 12LVA24 power unit and classified as Class 48s ; the experiment was not deemed a success, and they were later converted to standard 47s.
The locomotives went to work on passenger and freight duties on all regions of British Rail. Large numbers went to replace steam locomotives, especially on express passenger duties. The locomotives, bar a batch of 81 built for freight duties, were all fitted with steam heating boilers for train heat duties. In the early s, the fleet was renumbered into the 47xxx series to conform with the computerised TOPS systems.
This enabled a number of easily recognisable sub-classes to be created, depending on the differing equipment fitted. The original series were based on train heating capability and were as follows; . However, this numbering system was later disrupted as locomotives were fitted with extra equipment and were renumbered into other sub-classes.
This section summarises the main sub-classes that were created. Originally TOPS numbered from tothese locomotives were the "basic" Class 47 with steam heating equipment fitted. Originally TOPS numbered from tothis sub-class was originally built with no train heating equipment and therefore remained as freight locomotives almost exclusively for their working lives.