4-character Train Reporting Numbers


1614 at Britannia Bridge 08/73

Back in 1973, Class 47 1614 runs light engine from Holyhead, carrying code 0Z00 - indicating that it was returning to depot - probably Crewe.

47137 at Crewe Works 08/75

Seen at a Crewe Works Open Day in 1975, 47137 is ready for a return to traffic, complete with an appropriate headcode for Crewe.

47444 at Bangor 20/04/76

Following the edict of 1st January 1976 that all headcode displays should be set to '0000', 47444 is seen at Bangor on the 20th April 1976 working the 15:40 to Euston - train 1A72.

24133 at Crewe 19/02/77

For a special working on 19th February 1977 from Crewe to Blaenau Ffestiniog and Holyhead, 24133 (the only remaining headcode fitted Class 24) had its headcode display brought back into use to show the reporting number of the train - '1L27'.

47187 at Rhyl 24/07/76

On busy days along the North Wales coast with its mechanical signal boxes, it sometimes became necessary for trains to carry their headcode. This was usually done with carriage labels, as seen here. 47187 carries 1P72 on 24th July 1976