47449, back in the days of real trains

A superb photo of our very own 47449 (D1566), kindly provided by Adrian Butterworth. The photo is from the halcyon days of 1988 where British-built locos were common place and shows our 47 hustling a southbound freight that looks very much like a speedlink grain train through Dawlish Warren.  Note the loco is sporting a very shiny looking NRN aerial on the cab roof, which has presumably not long been fitted. The date is 16th of July 1988 – good times!

Thanks to Adrian for allowing us to reproduce the image and for David Dawson for tracking it down. 

Also, check out these links to some other superb images of the loco:

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