47444, Basford Hall Yard, 21-08-1994
Farewell,old friend. As a Nottinghamian, I saw this loco soon after its naming as University of Nottingham pristine in blue and it was always a favourite.
I had several runs with it over the years on cross country services, until displaced by long range 47/8s. It then worked for Regional Railways, operating on Trans-Pennine services until withdrawal. My last run with it was on a Leeds - Carlisle train in February 1990, and it was clear that all was not well, but it survived until November of that year. It was then dumped here, being cut up in July 1995.