Current number:
97204
Any other previous number(s):
31326 / 31970
Notes:
Scrapped - Crewe works on site by MRJ Phillips 3/97

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Crewe Works** *** ****Graeme Brockie
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Gloucester Open Day1990-07-01Royston Morris, Graeme Brockie
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  • 31970

    18 December 2007 - Ben Williams

    Anyone know why this was renumbered 31970 after being 97204? It may be obvious but I can't remember!

  • 31970

    18 December 2007 - ian saunders

    i believe it was done as all departmental locos were relisted as capital stock so regained the class number ie 31 but were give the 97X number to show they were operated by the departmental fleet, same as the class 47s

  • 31970

    26 June 2009 - Malcolm Clements

    I have always understood that, like the 47's. it was renumbered because the TOPS maintenance system couldn't recognise the different 97xxx locos as Class 31, 47 etc and assign the correct service intervals, so messing up their maintenece programme.

  • 31970

    26 June 2009 - Malcolm Clements

    I have always understood that, like the 47's. it was renumbered because the TOPS maintenance system couldn't recognise the different 97xxx locos as Class 31, 47 etc and assign the correct service intervals, so messing up their maintenece programme.

  • 31970

    4 July 2009 - Steven M Smith

    In the context of class 47's, my understanding is that the BR TOPS computer programming could not cope with Departmental locomotives being allocated to revenue earning services.

    Source: A certificate of validity for a Lima manufactured model of 47492 (97545) "The Royal Army Ordnance Corps" for Beatties of London (1993)!

  • 97204

    26 August 2012 - robert munday

    What teast coach is on this train - thanks

  • 31970

    26 August 2012 - robert munday

    When did they stop using this loco in this livery? Thanks

  • 97204

    6 February 2016 - Shane

    Lab 1 RDB975000