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47 Class Co-Co diesel electric

I never saw a 47 class during my travels in NSW - or at least, I never had a camera handy if I did see one. Skippy Bingham has sent me some 47 class images to rectify the gap in my collection.

  • Image : dir=nsw/47class/ page=index 54059 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jan 1985
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 13123
  • Description :
    A pair of 47class hauling a string of wheat hoppers near Dubbo.
    This was originally thought to be a pair of 45 class, but Wayne Coleman wrote to correct my previous catalog entry for this photo, suggesting they were in fact 49 class. He also provided some information on how to distinguish 45 and 49 class, which unfortunately I have mislaid.
    Then Lachlan Baird wrote to say:
    I think in fact you'll find these two 49s are in fact 47 class. The Yellow banding on the 47's was quite a lot lower then on the 49s. If you compare the banding on these two 47s it's a lot lower then on other 49s in the indian red scheme.
    The profile of the nose on the no 1 end is also lower then 49's.
    The vent on the sides of the number 2 end of a 49 can easily been seen through, however as in the pic, 47s have a much closer hatched grill on the no 2 end and cannot be seen through.
    The exhaust stacks on the 47s was quite alot more prominent then on the 49s as can be seen in your picture. This is a big giveaway.
    The window arrangments on the cabin is 47 class.
    I would be quite confident in concluding that these two locos are in fact 47 class.
    I would be interested to know your thoughts.
    So I stand corrected - twice! Lachlan has just about convinced me, but I'll throw it open to other readers. Send me your thoughts!


  • Image : dir=nsw/47class/ page=index 142923 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 2009, catalogued 17 May 2013
  • Photographer : Skippy Bingham
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 4705 - 1
  • Description : 4705 preserved at Werris Creek


  • Image : dir=nsw/47class/ page=index 181207 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 2009, catalogued 17 May 2013
  • Photographer : Skippy Bingham
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 4705 - 2
  • Description : 4705 preserved at Werris Creek


  • Image : dir=nsw/47class/ page=index 160416 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 2009, catalogued 17 May 2013
  • Photographer : Skippy Bingham
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 4705 - 3
  • Description : 4705 preserved at Werris Creek


  • Image : dir=nsw/47class/ page=index 143755 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 2009, catalogued 17 May 2013
  • Photographer : Skippy Bingham
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 4705 - 4
  • Description : 4705 preserved at Werris Creek


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