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An almost identical shot at Bristol But almost a year earlier.

 

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You weren't on one of the Manchester area Round Robins were you ?  We were !

( Manchester - Birmingham-Bristol- London-Manchester day trip at a very cheap price - mid week as well )

 

One working that I had never seen in many visits to South Devon.

 

A Class 50 Propelling an HST set

 

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Sorry I didn't get the leading power car as the train came as a bit of a surprise

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Bob

An almost identical shot at Bristol But almost a year earlier.

 

50038 BR 250481

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You weren't on one of the Manchester area Round Robins were you ?  We were !

( Manchester - Birmingham-Bristol- London-Manchester day trip at a very cheap price - mid week as well )

 

One working that I had never seen in many visits to South Devon.

 

A Class 50 Propelling an HST set

 

50008,43187 Teignmouth 290690

 

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Sorry I didn't get the leading power car as the train came as a bit of a surprise

I used to try and book all the 'Merrymaker' trips from Atherton Central or Daisy Hill stations, always guaranteed you'd get some weird and wonderful diesel haulage and we always had a choice of where to get off, on the Bristol trip we could have carried on to Bath behind a 33, and on that same trip we had double headed 25's all the way from Birmingham. On a Scottish trip (Out & back behind 40019) we could choose Ayr or Dunoon. Another trips choices were Margate or Ramsgate. They were very cheep days out and a real bargain for the distances travelled. We'll never see those days again DerekEm8!

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I used to try and book all the 'Merrymaker' trips from Atherton Central or Daisy Hill stations, always guaranteed you'd get some weird and wonderful diesel haulage and we always had a choice of where to get off, on the Bristol trip we could have carried on to Bath behind a 33, and on that same trip we had double headed 25's all the way from Birmingham. On a Scottish trip (Out & back behind 40019) we could choose Ayr or Dunoon. Another trips choices were Margate or Ramsgate. They were very cheep days out and a real bargain for the distances travelled. We'll never see those days again DerekEm8!

 

Hmmm!  Ayr (1 loco depot, large freight yard etc), or Dunoon (totally boring town with no railway connection whatsoever) tough call!!

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Near Frome in 1984, possibly 50016 on close examination of the scan, but more interestingly, towing the generator coach 975325, some HST trailers, and another coach at the far end.

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Near Frome in 1984, possibly 50016 on close examination of the scan, but more interestingly, towing the generator coach 975325, some HST trailers, and another coach at the far end.

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The hot summer of 1983 marked the start of Paxman engine problems, which went on for some time. West of England sets also suffered with motor problems too, so seeing a 50 on the 'gen set' in 1984 is not surprising. It would have been used on WoE services due to the lower line speeds compared to Bristol and Wales runs.

Marsden's HST Silver Jubilee tells the story of the power car woes and hence the use of the gen set.

 

Dave

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The hot summer of 1983 marked the start of Paxman engine problems, which went on for some time. West of England sets also suffered with motor problems too, so seeing a 50 on the 'gen set' in 1984 is not surprising. It would have been used on WoE services due to the lower line speeds compared to Bristol and Wales runs.

Marsden's HST Silver Jubilee tells the story of the power car woes and hence the use of the gen set.

 

Dave

Yes, there's a thread on here with some discussion of the generator van, with more pics including some of mine from 1986:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/83483-br-ic125-barrier-coach-formations/?p=1383131

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An unidentified Class 50 catches the late afternoon sun on an up NSE working, west of Wilton, 19/10/86.

 

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50031 at Radley on 2/9/89 with 1F75, the 17:00 Oxford - Paddington service.

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50 003. Doncaster Works. 25-3-'84.

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Date found & added.

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Same loco' same day. 25-3'-84. 50 003 from the other end.

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Same visit. Damaged 50 041 & 31 251.

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50 040 Rotherham scrap yard 20-3-'92.

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50 046 20-3-82. Salisbury.

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50 003 20-3-82. Salisbury.

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50 012. Old Oak Common.. 8-9-85.

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A few more recent finds, i have plenty more pics' it's a case having the time and energy to sort 'em all out! This was my first ever time behind a cl.50 and it was a trip from Axminster to Exeter St. Davids for a days spotting. I got behind 50 007 on the return journey but sadly no pics' of it as my film had run out!. 

On board & Behind 50 008 passing through Exeter Central on 8th July 1980. Shunter is 08 937. 'Thunderer' is and always will be my fave' cl.50 for some reason! Will try post more when i can. :locomotive:

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50 001. In primer at Doncaster works. 22nd July 1984.

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A few more recent finds, i have plenty more pics' it's a case having the time and energy to sort 'em all out! This was my first ever time behind a cl.50 and it was a trip from Axminster to Exeter St. Davids for a days spotting. I got behind 50 007 on the return journey but sadly no pics' of it as my film had run out!. 

On board & Behind 50 008 passing through Exeter Central on 8th July 1980. Shunter is 08 937. 'Thunderer' is and always will be my fave' cl.50 for some reason! Will try post more when i can. :locomotive:

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50 001. In primer at Doncaster works. 22nd July 1984.

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Owd Bob,   Like you for some obscure reason I chose 008 as my favourite 50 too  :)   though 50039 was the first Hoover that I had for haulage!

 

Regards.  John

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My favourite was Hood as I had a model of the ship and it was the first hoover I ever saw. I lived in Manchester and managed to see it on a test train through York in what was then the new large logo livery. 

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O08'.... some epic haulage behind "Thunderer'

 

Great photos and it's the scrapyard shots of them that make me realise that what seems like yesterday was in fact (for me) 26 - 37 years ago!

 

Regards

 

Guy

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Photo c/o Simon Record  - 50 033 and friends at New Street in 1984...

 

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Great memories Lads, i don't think i ever got a pic' of Hood? i'll keep looking. I was also shocked to see a 50 at York, and you had me looking through the pics' last eve' but it was'nt Hood. It was 026. Indomitable.

More pics of 008 at Exeter St. Davids from 8th July 1980.

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50 026 at York. 4th Nov' 1983.

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50 026 again, Seven years later at Taunton. June 1990.

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50 018 April. 1982 Bristol T.M.

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Some great pics here. A couple of mine.

 

Cheers Peter.

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Great stuff! P.C.M. When did they change that Toothpaste livery to go straight along instead of or turning up and under the cab windows? I never noticed that before, mind you i seldom ventured down to their stomping grounds during their last ten years or so. 

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Great stuff! P.C.M. When did they change that Toothpaste livery to go straight along instead of or turning up and under the cab windows? I never noticed that before, mind you i seldom ventured down to their stomping grounds during their last ten years or so. 

Thanks. I am not sure but most of the original livery 50s were repainted before being withdrawn. 50026 still kept it's old livery to the end though.

 

Cheers Peter.

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I believe 50025, 50026 and 50032 carried this livery to their withdrawal. The odd man out was 50019, which carried early NSE but was repainted into Laira Blue. The rest lost the angles for revised NSE.

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Great stuff! P.C.M. When did they change that Toothpaste livery to go straight along instead of or turning up and under the cab windows? I never noticed that before, mind you i seldom ventured down to their stomping grounds during their last ten years or so. 

When they realised that white around the cab windows didn't work, and that the blue needed to be a bit darker to allow for fading.

The upsweeps were dropped to give a uniform continuous look.

Anyway, why was it 'toothpaste' rather than 'Aquafresh' ? After all, the orange version was 'Jaffa Cake' and not 'chocolate covered orange biscuity thing' !

 

Dave

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