47373 1970s Wakefield Kirkgate
BR 'Class 47' Co-Co Diesel No. 47373. Built by Brush Traction of Loughborough in August 1965 as BR No. D1892 and withdrawn in June 1992.
Adorned with a local partisan slogan of 'Fev Rovers', a Featherstone Rugby League fan proclaims his loyalty! 47373 is arriving from the west and is passing Wakefield Kirgate West Box from where the photo was taken. The famed '99 Arches' viaduct can be seen crossing this ex- L&Y route. It carries the Leeds to Doncaster line on former GN/GC metals. In fact, 99 is a misnomer and there are at least 110 arches as 'Google Maps' has since revealed.
© Steve Armitage