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TITLE
2 Class 47s at Elgin
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_493
PLACENAME
Elgin
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE
DATE OF IMAGE
11 November 1987
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Harold D. Bowtell
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27215
KEYWORDS
Highland Railway
HR
railways
2 Class 47s at Elgin

At the west end of Elgin station, 47640 on Up train arriving past 47604.

47604, a 'Class 47' locomotive, was built in November 1965 as D1977. At the time of writing (2008) she is still in existence as 47854 'Women's Royal Voluntary Service'. 47640, was introduced as D1921 in December 1966. She is now preserved on the Battlefield Line in Leicestershire.

Elgin Station opened on 25 March 1858 and, after Inverness, was the largest town on the Highland network. The GNSR reached Elgin in February 1862 and their line, the Strathspey Railway, eventually reached the Highland Main Line at Boat of Garten. The latter part of the 19th Century was one of bitter wrangling and legal battles between the HR and GNSR.

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2 Class 47s at Elgin

MORAYSHIRE

1980s

Highland Railway; HR; railways;

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

At the west end of Elgin station, 47640 on Up train arriving past 47604. <br /> <br /> 47604, a 'Class 47' locomotive, was built in November 1965 as D1977. At the time of writing (2008) she is still in existence as 47854 'Women's Royal Voluntary Service'. 47640, was introduced as D1921 in December 1966. She is now preserved on the Battlefield Line in Leicestershire.<br /> <br /> Elgin Station opened on 25 March 1858 and, after Inverness, was the largest town on the Highland network. The GNSR reached Elgin in February 1862 and their line, the Strathspey Railway, eventually reached the Highland Main Line at Boat of Garten. The latter part of the 19th Century was one of bitter wrangling and legal battles between the HR and GNSR.