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Valiant

 

As well as the Black 5 the East Lancashire Railway also had diesel traction running on Sunday with the Bury Valiant  Group's Class 50 locomotive, 50015 Valiant, heading the second set of the day. It is seen here arriving at Rawtenstall at mid-day.

 

50015 worked its last train in November 1991 and was withdrawn the same month due to it being surplus to requirements, thereby becoming the 47th Class 50 locomotive to be withdrawn after over 24 years of active service. Since then it has primarily been located at the East Lancashire Railway. Eleven Class 50 Locomotives have found their way into the preservation scene, although not all are operational.

Valiant

 

As well as the Black 5 the East Lancashire Railway also had diesel traction running on Sunday with the Bury Valiant  Group's Class 50 locomotive, 50015 Valiant, heading the second set of the day. It is seen here arriving at Rawtenstall at mid-day.

 

50015 worked its last train in November 1991 and was withdrawn the same month due to it being surplus to requirements, thereby becoming the 47th Class 50 locomotive to be withdrawn after over 24 years of active service. Since then it has primarily been located at the East Lancashire Railway. Eleven Class 50 Locomotives have found their way into the preservation scene, although not all are operational.

comments (7)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jan 2011, 06:16
Hansome machines Les
Les Auld: One of the better ones Chris, and good cop back in the days. Thanks for the comment.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 4 Jan 2011, 08:30
Do you mourn the days of BR or do you approve of the current system Les?
Les Auld: In my view the current railway scene is quite boring Chad, and the lack of what appears to be an integrated rail strategy is quite worrying. Thanks for the comment.
Looks good Les, I like the big logo on this one.
Les Auld: One of the better liveries Brian, thanks for the comment.
I like you can see the drivers faces smile
Les Auld: And they could see me I suppose, thanks for the comemnt Linda.
that train looks like expressing sadness for me!!! it's like sweeping away its tears with the scripers !
Les Auld: Interesting view, thanks for the comment.
I'm not mad on diesels but this is a purposeful looking beast
Les Auld: One of the better looking diesels Bill, it was always a bit of a thrill to cop one in the 60s, thanks for the comment.
Functional, but without the character of steam for me.
Les Auld: I know just what you mean Martin, thanks for the comment.

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