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
6 months 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
6 months 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.

Adrian Roberts
Adrian Roberts
24 days ago
Reply to  Martin Fuller

Just been seen in Exeter on a trailer. Apparently being turned into a Bar