22nd August 2015

Former Western Region Class 47/8 No.47832 returned to the South West for another visit on the 22nd August hauling The West Somerset Steam Express from London Paddington to Minehead. The locomotive also has the accolade of one of the most painted Class 47's in history, now wearing it's 17th livery since it was built in the 1960's. The 1Z70 from London Paddington is seen passing Cogload Junction running twenty minutes ahead of schedule having not taken it's booked route via Frome.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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