British Transport Police Class 47 47829

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Built at Crewe Works and introduced into traffic as D1964 in September 1965 and initially allocated to Ebbw Junction Shed. Renumbered to 47264 in June 1974, under the TOPS renumbering system, then to 47619 in August 1984. In June 1989 the locomotive was renumbered to 47829 and received a 'celebrity' overhaul, being unveiled in 'Police Car' livery at Birmingham International station in March 2002, while under the ownership of Virgin.

The 'Police Livery'. 
As part of a partnership between the British Transport Police , Virgin and Rail Safety Groups, Virgin Trains 47829 was out shopped in British Transport Police colours. It operated all over the UK and would regularly turn up in the South West. 47829 still exists and carries the same livery. It's currently out of service at Crewe after being vandalised in June 2011.
Unveiled at Birmingham New Street in March 2002 as part of a initiative by the British Transport Police to reduce vandalism and trespass and to promote a rail safety campaign in the West Midlands area. By 2004 the loco was on short term lease to Freightliner with the company name under the secondmans' window, this addition to the livery is not included in this package, it is now Stored at DRS's Gresty Road depot.
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