Wednesday 25 May 2022

Swanage Railway Diesel Gala Focus, 6th May 2022: 50026

50026 Indomitable was new as D426 in June 1968 and withdrawn in December 1990, being sold to Booth at Rotherham, from where it was purchased for preservation in 1993, initially in storage on the Mid-Hants Railway.

It made its first appearance in preservation at the 2012 Swanage Diesel Gala.

I first marked it in my book in the 1983-86 period.

Approaching Corfe Castle with 1R02 09:39 Swanage - River Frome Viaduct.

A rather smoky moment at Corfe Common, it later appeared to have a cleaner exhaust. 2C05 11:39 Corfe Castle - Swanage.

Approaching Townsend Bridge with 2C10 13:15 Swanage - Corfe Castle.

Between Norden and Corfe Castle, leading 1R11 14:32 River Frome Viaduct - Swanage.