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50015 worked its last train in November 1991 and was withdrawn the same month due to it being surplus to requirements, thereby becoming the 47th Class 50 locomotive to be withdrawn after over 24 years of active service.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.
|camera||Canon EOS 50D|
|exposure mode||aperture priority|