Following initial preservation in the Dutch scheme that made 50015 Valiant a celebrity, she was repainted in BR Blue for a few years, as seen here working away from Irwell Vale at Edenfield with the 10.00 Rawtenstall to Bury working on the 12th April 1997.
Tags: 50015, ELR, preserved class 50, Valiant
50008 Thunderer works the 10.20 Bury - Rawtenstall service with sister loco 50015 Valiant, on the 4th October 1992 during an East Lancs Railway diesel gala. This was one of 50008's first workings in preservation. Photo: Mark Burrows
Tags: 50008, 50015, ELR, preserved class 50, Thunderer
Since arriving at the Plym Valley Railway on the 3rd June 2009 the new owner has spent a fair amount of time on the locomotive which culminated in being fired up for the first time in a while on 1st November 2009 and later moved under its own power. The loco still requires furtehr work to be undertaken to get her running properly and then attention will turn to the bodywork, but it is hoped that 50017 will be running in the summer of 2010.
Tags: 2009, 50017, June, moving, preserved class 50, Royal Oak
Following a significant period out of service the Class 50 Locomotive Association's machine, 50019 Ramilies, made a welcome return at the Mid Norfolk Railway's April 2009 Diesel Gala. Ramillies is seen here tailing the 09.50 Wymondham Abbey to Dereham service on the 29th March 2009 at Crownthorpe.
Tags: 50019, Mid Norfolk Railway, preserved class 50, Ramillies
During it's first weekend of public operation, Paul Spracklens superbly restored 50026 Indomitable passes Harmans Cross on the Swanage Railway on the 12th May 2012. (Mark Burrows)
Tags: 50026, Preserved Class 50
50033 Glorious is seen at Beck Hole tailing the 13.20 Pickering to Grosmont on the 25th April 2004, these workings on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway were amongst the last that Glorious made during its period of ownership by the National Railway Museum.
Tags: 50033, April 2004, NYMR, preserved class 50
50042 Triumph is seen at work on its home railway, the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway, with the 15.53 Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General on the 21st June 2003. (Mark Burrows)
Tags: 50042, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, June 2003, preserved class 50
D444 is seen coasting towards Leamington Spa at Whitnash on the 9th May 2009 whilst working a Network Rail/Spitfire organised charter from Bristol to Aberystwyth "The Cambrian Mountaineer". The tour was worked forward from Shrewsbury by 37676 and 97301. Exeter is owned by the Fifty Fund and runs as part of the Class 50 Alliance, and when captured here wore an unauthentic two tone green livery similar to that carried by the Class 47s when first introduced.
Tags: 2009, 50044, Leamington Spa, main line, May, preserved class 50, Whitnash
One of the most active of the mainline performers is Class 50 Alliance-owned 50049 Defiance seen with 50031 Hood tailing, the pair are passing Gatcombe near the site of the old Severn Railway Bridge on the Gloucester-Chepstow route.
Tags: 50049, Gatcombe, preserved class 50