47551 Yarnton 14 June 1988

47551 passes Yarnton in the last of the weak evening sun on 14 June 1988 with the 1M31 17:18 Folkestone Central to Liverpool Lime Street service. Uniquely, this loco has carried the number 47551 on three separate occasions. Firstly it briefly received the incorrect TOPS number 47551 in 1974, before quickly being renumbered 47153, as it wasn't yet ETH fitted. When it was converted the following year it received the number 47551 for the second time. Its number was changed to 47801 when it was fitted with long range fuel tanks, but reverted to 47551 three years later.