Crewe Diesel Preservation Group has announced that its Brush-built Type 4 is to return to the main line as part of an 18-month agreement with Locomotive Services Limited.
In a statement, CDPG said: “This is a safeguarded deal whereby No. 47712 will complement LSL’s existing fleet of Class 47s on fill-in work.
This will include such things as route learning and driver training as it will be limited to running at 75mph. The deal will enable the locomotive to be used without it being run into the ground.”
LSL’s fleet of Class 47s includes D1924 Crewe Diesel Depot, D1733, D1935 Roger Hosking MA and D1944 Craftsman.
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