47197 Spetchley 31 July 2005

Now this is how you want to see a Virgin Voyager - with some quality traction on the front! Freightliner Heavy Haul's 47197 was used to move 220011 from Bristol Barton Hill to Central Rivers on Sunday 31 July 2005, due to the unavailability of any of Virgin's 57s. Limited to 40mph, the ensemble was booked in the loop at Spetchley to allow other trains to pass. As 47197 is a clag monster the expected result is shown here as it pulls out of the loop.