Fund Loco Retrospective - 47295

47295 was purchased in 2003 to provide a power unit for 47376 and was supplied without bogies which were to be used in the Class 57/0 build programme. 

Leaving its bogie behind the loco is lifted in number 25 shop in Loughborough Works prior to transport to Ashchurch 13/02/03 (C Wall)

The loco was transported to Ashchurch MOD base (8 miles from the Gloucs Warks Railway) for storage and to await the arrival of 47376 to donate its Sulzer engine to.  The engine swap took place on 21st June 2003 following 47376's arrival from Southampton Maritime. 

47295 yielded lots of parts which have helped to keep 47105 and 47376 running over the years. 

Looking careworn after years in open storage 47295 looks a sorry sight.

In 2008 the decision was made to sell the loco to Harry Needle, any thoughts of returning the loco to service would be too costly especially when other complete locos were coming to the end of their mainline careers. 47295 was moved to Long Marston where the loco was cut up.