Some Images of RFD Class 47211

Some Images of RFD Class 47211

By chance I happened to come across a salvaged cab of Railfreight Distribution livery class 47, number 47211. Following a wrong turn, I noticed the remains of the scrapped locomotive in a yard and sought the opportunity to get a few photos whilst I was there, delighted to have found a piece of railway history so close to my home town.

Please find below, a selection of photographs of the remains of 47211. Whilst rare, quite a few cabs have been salvaged from a number of scrapped locomotives. I know there is also a cab of a class 50 in a pub car park somewhere in the Midlands, if you know of any other interesting finds that may be of interest to readers, please do not hesitate to drop a comment further down the page.

According to class47.co.uk, the locomotive was scrapped in June 2003 at Eastleigh.

There are also a number of other photos of 47211 like this one in Brighton where it was originally used as a shed. I can only assume that its owner had to move on or moved house and did not have the space or equipment to bring it with them. Although it’s in a publicly accessible area, I won’t disclose it’s location, to respect the owners (if any) and prevent theft or any deterioration/damage to the remains.

matt
Author: matt

Owner of Rail Record

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Martin Fuller
Martin Fuller
11 days ago

It used to belong to me, I had both ends but my whinging landlord made me get rid of them. One was cut up and the other one was given away

Martin Fuller
Martin Fuller
11 days ago
Reply to  matt

Yeah, I gave it to some guy from Seaford buses. At least it’s still extant. I had wondered if it was still about.