Celebrity Type 4 arrives at the Watercress Line

CLASS 47 No. 47579 James Nightall GC arrived at Alresford station on the Mid-Hants Railway by low-loader from the Mangapps Railway, Essex on November 23.

The off-loading was assisted by Class 33 No. 33202 Dennis G. Robinson, which is also currently visiting the MHR from the Mangapps Railway.

It had been hoped No. 47579 would have been delivered in time for the October 20-22 diesel gala (RM Sept, p97), but was delayed.

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It is believed to be staying for a three-year loan period. It will be running in addition to steam locos on selected days, including May 19 and September 8.

Picture: KEN LIVERMORE

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