Green machines at sixty

Following the pictorial celebration of 60 years of British Railways’ Brush Type 4 , we once more delve into the Mortons Archive for a selection of images of the locos in their original two-tone BR green liveries.

No. 1771 (subsequently 47176, then 47576) stands at Edinburgh Waverley on April 15, 1972, with ‘The Edinburgh Explorer No. 1’ railtour. A second tour operated later in the year with No. 1772, from Sheffield to Waverley and back.
No. 1771 (subsequently 47176, then 47576) stands at Edinburgh Waverley on April 15, 1972, with ‘The Edinburgh Explorer No. 1’ railtour. A second tour operated later in the year with No. 1772, from Sheffield to Waverley and back.
No April Fool, No. D1564 (later 47447) powers a mixed rake of blue and grey Mk.1 and Mk.2 coaches past a delightful semaphore signal at Babworth on the East Coast Main Line on April 1, 1970.
No April Fool, No. D1564 (later 47447) powers a mixed rake of blue and grey Mk.1 and Mk.2 coaches past a delightful semaphore signal at Babworth on the East Coast Main Line on April 1, 1970.
On November 2, 1972, No. D1109 (renumbered 47526 in 1974) sprints through Retford with an East Coast Main Line express.
On November 2, 1972, No. D1109 (renumbered 47526 in 1974) sprints through Retford with an East Coast Main Line express.
Pictured at the York Railfest on May 29, 2004, No. 47815 (previously 47760 and 47155) has been repainted into two-tone green and given its original number D1748. Currently owned by West Coast Railways, the loco carries Great Western nameplates.
Pictured at the York Railfest on May 29, 2004, No. 47815 (previously 47760 and 47155) has been repainted into two-tone green and given its original number D1748. Currently owned by West Coast Railways, the loco carries Great Western nameplates.

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