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Bachmann 31-660DB Class 47 47628 ’Sir Daniel Gooch’ GW 150th Anniversary Green
Product code: AA7881
£159.95 Our Price: £139.00
Midlands Region Area Exclusive Limited
47628 Sir Daniel Gooch was one of a number
of Western region locomotives repainted into Great Western lined green
livery in 1985 to mark the 150th anniversary of the formation of the
GWR. The ETH fitted class 47/4 worked western region and cross country
InterCity trains into the Midlands.
Limited edition of 504 models.
This model represents one of the class 47s
fitted with an extra generator to supply electric power to the train,
known as ETH (Electric Train Heating) or more correctly ETS (Electric
Train Supply). The Bachmann model is powered by a centrally mounted
motor with drive to all six axles in both bogies, combined with the
diecast chassis block gives plenty of power for hauling scale length
trains. The bodyshell has been modelled from full-size locomotives and
tooling design allows for many visible detail differences between
locomotives to be recreated.
Completed as D1663 and accepted into traffic
on the 20th of February 1965 this Crewe-built locomotive was allocated
to the Western region and sent to Swansea Landore shed. Intended for
both passenger and goods service alongside the Western regions'
hydraulic fleet many of the class 47 locomotives were named. At
Paddington station on the 8th of May 1965 D1663 was named SIR DANIEL
GOOCH (all capitals style) after the the famous locomotive engineer, MP
and chairman of the Great Western Railway by Sidney Green, General
Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen.
The locomotive remained allocated to the
Western region until 1990, working from several South Wales sheds,
London Old Oak Common and Bristol Bath Road. Renumbered with TOPS class
47 number 47079 in February 1974 the locomotive was selected for fitting
with electric train heating supply in the 1980s, the work being
completed in January 1985 and a new number 47628 was applied.
1985 marked the 150th anniversary of the
formation of the Great Western Railway and, newly overhauled and already
carrying the name of a former engineer and chairman of the GWR, 47628
was repainted into Great Western green livery with new brass name and
number plates as part of the GWR 150 celebrations. These plates were
carried until 1989, when the locomotive was repainted into unbranded
InterCity mainline livery shortly before the locomotive was transferred
to the parcels business sector and was reallocated to Crewe diesel
By 1999 the 47628 was withdrawn and stored,
though was reinstated for service with Fragonset in 2001 before final
withdraw and scrapping in 2006.
Class: CL 47
Wheel Configuration: Co-Co
Decoder: 21 Pin DCC Ready
Track Supply: DC 2 Rail
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