Visions of Power - The Class 47s - Railway DVD
Visions of Power – The Class 47s is the second in the series of programmes released as a tribute to the Class 47s and has proved to be just as popular as our DVD “The Class 47s - A Tough Act to Follow”, the first in the series to be released..
A huge total of 87 different 47s appear in this DVD and highlights included are:
* LONDON WORKINGS OF THE EARLY 90s*
* WEST MIDLAND AND EAST COAST DRAGS*
* SCOTTISH SLEEPERS DUTIES*
* WELSH VALLEY RUGBY EXTRAS*
* ROYAL TRAIN DUTIES*
AND MANY MORE
LIVERIES FEATURED INCLUDE
Inter-City, VXC, RES, NSE, Blue, BR green,
Freightliner green, Royal, Porterbrook, GWT, RFD,
Red stripe grey, Infrastructure (yellow), Scotrail,
Fragonset black, Dutch , EWS
& the Derby research special on 47972.
Running time 69 mins approx
Produced by GLOBE VIDEO FILMS and released October 2000.
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:
‘The mix of liveries, locations and traffic can’t really be faulted'– Traction
See sample on YouTube