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47826 / 47760 Tour - Kilwinning

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 9:12 am
by mcmahos
Short video of 47826 and 47760 departing Kilwinning this morning on the Carlisle to Fort William tour.


Re: 47826 / 47760 Tour - Kilwinning

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 10:04 am
by Deepol
Isn't it heartening to see a proper train with proper coaches instead of some jumped up suburban unit masquerading as a long distance train. As a railwayman who saw loco hauled trains at every turn it really gets to me to see how much things have deteriorated.
I see the advert is still there!! 47826 is an old friend of mine. As 47274 she was a Haymarket loco and then as 47637 SPRINGBURN I got to play trains with her as an Eastfield loco.

Re: 47826 / 47760 Tour - Kilwinning

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:46 am
by Deepol
Knew I had this: 47826 was also formerly 47274 and was involved in the serious accident at Eastriggs in March 1976 when, working the overnight Euston to Stranraer collided with a lorry which had fallen 20 feet onto the line after being driven through a bridge parapet. The train and lorry drivers were both killed and the second man of the train was injured.