Brush Type 4 Fund was formed in the early 1990s with the
intention of preserving a series parallel Class 47.
This was achieved in
January 1994 when 47105 was
purchased from British Rail after the locos' withdrawal
in December 1993.
weeks after arriving at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire
Railway in May 1994 '105 was started in Toddington
Yard. Since 1994 the loco has been a regular performer
and in 2000 had the Spanner MkIII boiler reinstated.
stable grew in 2003 when both
and 47376 were obtained from Freightliner although 47295
was only purchased to provide a working engine for 47376
which had suffered a catastrophic failure in June 2001.
47376 was moved from Southampton to Toddington (with a stop off at Ashchurch MOD for an
engine swap with 47295) in June 2003. After a return to
working order '376 was repainted in Freightliners "Two
Tone Grey" livery and had the name "Freightliner 1995"
rededicated in September 2005.
The grounded body of 47295 was
sold to HNRC in June 2008 and sent for scrap in July
The last loco to come under the Fund umbrella was
which was bought in 2007 from Crewe Diesel Depot. The
loco was stored at Long Marston MOD site in
Warwickshire. 47746 was sold to West Coast Railway
Company in July 2011.
Brush Type 4 Fund were also the custodians of
the loco visited the GWR in 2008.