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Travel back to 1989, and climb into the cab of Stratford’s ‘flagship’, Class 47 No. 47581 ‘Great Eastern’. Pull out of the capital heading north and witness the city and then suburbia give way to the full beauty of East Anglian scenery. See the line before electrification commenced beyond Cambridge and the wonderful array of semaphores around Ely, also due for destruction.
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For our first cab ride in East Anglia, we travelled aboard Stratford’s ‘flagship’, Class 47 No. 47581 ‘Great Eastern’ – on one of the through trains over this route on Wednesday 8th March 1989. These trains were due to be curtailed at the beginning of the summer 1989 timetables, to be replaced by Class 321 units as Cambridge, with a 47-hauled shuttle from there to King’s Lynn. We saw the line before electrification commenced beyond Cambridge and the journey features the wonderful array of semaphores around Ely, also due for destruction soon! Please note there is no formal commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above locomotive sounds.