AN UNUSUAL load took a trip down Halstead High Street this afternoon. 

A 120 tonne train caused slight disruptions as it was manoeuvred through the centre of town. 

The Class 47 Locomotive number 47771 is privately owned by the Class 47 Reservation Project, and is own its way to Eastleigh in Hampshire where it is set to be put back into working order. 

The Class 47 is 63.5 feet long, and together with the lorry weighs almost 200 tonnes. 

The trains journey was given a police escort from Colne Valley Railway to Eastleigh.