D1997 was new to British
Rail in June 1966 allocated to York depot. A product of Crewe Works the
loco was well travelled spending time based on the Eastern, Midland and
Western regions in a 36 year career.
loco finished its time on the main line
working for Freightliner and last worked in March 2002. In January 2003
'295 was purchased by the Fund to provide an engine for 47376, the loco
was without its bogies which had been used to provide a float for the
Cl.57/0 overhaul program.
loco was stored at Ashchurch MOD, conveniently only a few miles away
from Toddington, and whilst there many parts of '376's errant engine
were removed to provide spares for 47105 and 47376. Apart from the
faulty engine (and lack of wheels) the loco was effectively complete and
was sold to Harry Needle Railroad Company in June 2008.