Thursday 14 June 2018

Swanage Diesel Gala Focus, 12th May 2018: 50031 "Hood"

50031 Hood was new from English Electric, Vulcan Foundry in July 1968 as D431 allocated to the Stoke Division, which covered Crewe Diesel. Refurbished completed at Doncaster in November 1981.

Withdrawn from traffic in August 1991, and purchased by The Fifty Fund in operational condition.The InterCity livery, never worn by the class in service, was applied by RVEL at Derby in 2016.

On 22nd October 1983, I remember this passing through Romsey on "The Wessexman" railtour.

Class 50 waiting to work pose at Norden.

On the blocks at Swanage.

Another arrival at Swanage.

Approaching Harman's Cross.

Between Corfe and Norden.

Southbound, between Corfe and Norden.