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40 047 Chain Bridge | by gerardtcc
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40 047 Chain Bridge

I remember this hot, hazy afternoon well, the train crew seemed quite surprised at a camera being pointed towards them, albeit a very basic one.

If you ran a train like this on a model railway, people would say it was not authentic !

EE Class 40 no. 40047 was taking a single'express parcels' van together with a brake van down to the Fenland terminus at Wisbech on the 13.30 from Whitemoor on July 25th 1980. It is seen here slowing to cross Chain Bridge which had a 10mph speed restriction.

Still boiler fitted at the time and having recently moved home from York to Healey Mills, 40047 had just over 4 years left to run in traffic.

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Taken on July 25, 1980