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Class 47 47577 ‘Benjamin Gimbert G.C.’ & 47579 ‘James Nightall G.C.’

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BR blue, 1982.

A special print of Class 47 locomotives 47577 and 47579, which were named ‘Benjamin Gimbert G.C.’ and ‘James Nightall G.C.’ respectively in September 1981. Their actions on June 2nd 1944 at Soham saved many lives, after a wagon on their ammunition train caught fire and exploded in Soham Station. Nightall was killed, and Gimbert seriously injured. Both were awarded the George Cross. The locos are depicted with the additional plaque under the nameplates, and come complete with details of the citation of their awards and the events of June 2nd 1944.

The names were applied to two EWS Class 66 locomotives on the 60th anniversary of the disaster on June 2nd 2004 at March Station. See the print of these locos here.

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