Class 47 No. 47105 (D1693), owned by The Brush Type 4 Fund, passes Hailes Abbey Halt on its return to Toddington on a trial run after a major overhaul at the Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway on 15th December 2020. At the rear is Class 45/1 No. 45149 and sandwiched in the middle is Class 47 No. 47376 The Brush Type 4 Fund was formed in 1992 with the aim of preserving a Series Parallel Class 47 and, after two years of fundraising No. 47105 was bought from Crewe in January 1994. The loco was transported to the GWR in April 1994 and started for the first time in preservation one month later. Since 1994 much work has been carried out on the loco culminating in the re-instatement of the steam heat boiler, making '105 the first Class 47 to steam since 1987.
Roger Wasley       

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