The Class 47s - A Tough Act to Follow - Railway DVD


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Since the early 1960s the sight and sound of the class 47 diesel locomotives have been a major feature of the UK motive power scene. Now you can take the opportunity to relive the classic time period when The Class 47s ruled the railway.

Our DVD “A Tough Act to Follow” is a truly enjoyable viewing for all Class 47 fans, featuring approximately 68 minutes of non-stop Class 47 diesel locomotive action throughout 10 glorious years from 1989 to 1999.

Take time to marvel at the scenic locations, the liveries and immerse yourself in the sounds of these fine locos. It is truly amazing to see and visually experience the variety of duties that these locomotive workhorses undertook. Therefore, this DVD maintains the historic preservation of these splendid diesels because with the influx of foreign built locomotives their reign is nearing its end.

Produced in full colour with captions including locomotives, locations visited and specific train details.


Some General Facts about The Class 47s:

Fitted with the Sulzer 12LDA28C twin-bank twelve-cylinder unit producing 2,750 bhp (2,050 kW)

Later derated to 2,580 bhp (1,920 kW) to improve reliability

Used on both passenger and freight trains on BR for over 50 years!

As of September 2018, 80 locomotives still exist as Class 47s

Operators - British Rail; English Welsh & Scottish; Colas Rail; Direct Rail Services; GB Railfreight; Harry Needle Railroad Company; Riviera Trains; West Coast Railways; Rail Operations Group

Comments from popular rail magazines:

"Non-stop action - a feast for Sulzer followers which will appeal to all modern traction enthusiasts" - RAIL EXPRESS

"A fine reminder of the class" – TRACTION


Produced by GLOBE VIDEO FILMS and released October 1999.

Running time approx. 68 minutes

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