47974 Beeston 11 September 1990

47974 provided super power for the 2M58 08:30 Lincoln to Birmingham New Street Regional Railways service on 11 September 1990. In place of the usual DMU, passengers were treated to three Network SouthEast Mk2 coaches. This unusual combination, which apparently worked as far as Derby, is pictured here at Beeston. 47974 had been renumbered from 47531 exactly three months before this photo was taken, the 479xx series being reserved for departmental duties, principally from the Railway Technical Centre at Derby. However it didn't retain this identity for long, being changed back to 47531 in April 1992.