18th May 2002

Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association
The Somerset Coast Express

Locos Used 47725, 47733 & 67008

Route:
1Z44 : outward
1Z45 : return

Loco(s) Route
47725 Altrincham - Northwich - Chester - Wrexham General - Shrewsbury - Hereford - Bristol  -Hunstpill (1)
47733 (2) Hunstpill - Taunton
47733 Taunton - Bishops Lydeard - Minehead
47733 (3) Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol
67008 Bristol - (reverse of outward route) - Altrincham

Notes:
(1) Loco failed at Hunstpill (near Highbridge) with a small fire around number 3 traction motor caused by an oil leak spraying on to it.
(2) plus 47725 dead-in-tow.
(3) On the return journey 47733 was showing as low on coolant and fuel, also the ETH would not work. Coolant was topped up at Bishops Lydeard. Once under way from Taunton the cab filled up with fumes from a blown exhaust manifold thus the 47 was replaced by 67008 at Bristol.

Source : Nick Roberts & Steve Bates

Photo Review


47725 arrives into Wrexham General (photo: John Cowlishaw)


67008 at Wrexham General on the return leg (photo: John Cowlishaw)


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