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47402/D1501 Gateshead
Status: Operational
Livery: 2-Tone Green, Small Panels
Running Number: D1501 (No nameplates)
Built: 1962 Brush Traction No343
Traction Type: Diesel-Electric
Equipment: Brush Traction
Power Unit: Sulzer 12LDA28-C
Power Output: 2,580 HP
Max Speed: 95 MPH
Train Brakes: Air and Vacuum
Train Heating: ETH
Weight: 119 Tons
Length: 63' 7"
Height: 12' 9½"
Width: 8' 10"
47402 is one of the original twenty Class 47 locos which were allocated to the Eastern Region. D1500-19 were different to the rest of the production 47's, having both steam and electric train heat capability from new and fitted with Westinghouse brake equipment, the others all being Davies and Metcalfe. 47402 was withdrawn in July 1992, quite a feat as it suffered serious crash damage in 1977 which could have seen it written off. More details can be found in the Fleet Profile PDF.

The loco was secured for preservation in December 1993 and has been a longstanding member of the diesel fleet at the East Lancshire Railway. 47402 carried BR Blue livery as '1501' for many years, becoming 47402 still in BR Blue and more recently returned to original condition in two-tone BR Green with small yellow warning panels.

D1501 visited the Nene Valley Railway for their Diesel Gala, 16th-18th of May 2014 along with 40135 and 37324 'Clydebridge'.

As of Summer 2016, D1501 was stopped and a full top end overhaul of the Sulzer 12LDA28-C power unit undertaken at Baron Street Works. The cylinder heads, pistons and liners were all overhauled alongside general maintenance.

D1501 returned to service at the 2017 Spring Diesel Gala and was repainted by Heritage Painting later in the year.

A more detailed fleet profile can be downloaded below:
Fleet Profile 47402
Adobe PDF format

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