trip to Chester and back to record the two class 47 workings
while they survive. The journey out was performed by "Hippo"
175008 which, I only realised as it was leaving, carries a name
sticker "Valhalla Blackpool Pleasure Beach."
The ride in these trains is very good, extremely smooth and so
quiet that the only real noise in the carriage was the rustling
of newspapers. There were some interesting sounds produced by
what I assume was the transmission, not loud or obtrusive, just
interesting. The return journey was in 150146 forming the 12.00
Chester-Manchester Airport - just no comparison! 16/7/2002