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Under an increasing threatening sky, 50003 passes Clapham Junction with an Exeter to Waterloo service.

In the distance 33016 and 33019 are creeping up on the Ascot lines with a cement train. 4th July 1988. 

 

 

 

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This is 50037 'under the wires' on April 1st 1988. I am not sure precisely where this is, but given the large motor factory in the background I'm assuming it is in the Longbridge area? 

 

 

 

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It’s not Longbridge @jonny777 but you’re not too far off; it’s just west of Canley (the station is visible beyond the red signal) with Coventry in the background. I’d put money on it being 1M01 the 0718 Paddington to Wolverhampton “InterCity” service. 

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On 18/10/2020 at 15:15, Western Aviator said:

It’s not Longbridge @jonny777 but you’re not too far off; it’s just west of Canley (the station is visible beyond the red signal) with Coventry in the background. I’d put money on it being 1M01 the 0718 Paddington to Wolverhampton “InterCity” service. 

Spot on that. Taken from the footpath of the A45 opposite Sir Henry Parkes school field walking towards the bridge over the line. The Rover plant where my dad worked is the industrial backdrop. All changed now! 

 

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Guy

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Thanks everyone for the Coventry info.

 

If I had thought a little more, I could have ruled out Longbridge because it wouldn't have been electrified in that area in those days. 

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On 17/10/2020 at 22:40, dagrizz said:

Another one,  Worcester Apr 1980.

 

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Graham

 

I found an old spotting notebook today and the date was 12th April 1980, the PWM was 650. Three class 50's were seen, 50010, 50019 and 50026 - I'll leave that to the engine pickers.

 

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You can rule out that loco being 19 as it was released from refurbishment at that time (handed back to the WR 03/04/80), so would have sported a headlight when you saw it (and would have been pretty clean, but still in BR blue).

 

Edit: It is 'Monarch'. Note the marks on the cab front match.

 

A brief visit to Newbury I

Not my picture, linked from Flickr

 

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21 hours ago, Rugd1022 said:

Photographer unknown : 50 002 at Soho Road in Brum, January 1983....

 

 

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That’s one of David Rostance’s pictures. You can easily spend several hours enjoying his brilliant images on Flickr.

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50023 powering south at South Croydon, undated shot and no train details.......was this a Network Day extra? 

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Pretty sure this is the same train returning from Brighton, I've got it dated as 10/6/89

 

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Here are 50007 50009 and 50010 - I cant find one of 50008 yet.

 

 

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Hercules heads for Paddington. 50007 passes Acton Main Line. 11/4/83

 

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50009 Conqueror stands at Plymouth at the head of the 10.00 service to Penzance. This train was formed by the 06.35 Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth service which was also booked to convey a number of vans. 16/7/80.

 

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50010 Monarch at Exeter St Davids with the 16.20 departure for Waterloo. As a bonus 46020 is on the Down Main with 6V53 Stoke-on-Trent to St Blazey Clayliner, while 50014 Warspite in platform 1 is on the 12.25 Paddington to Plymouth. KR  24/7/80.

 

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I have found photos of 50011 50012 and 50013

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50011 Centurion calls at Taunton with a summer Saturday service for Manchester Piccadilly, 1/9/84

 

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50012 Benbow heads west at Teignmouth. 3/7/82

 

 

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50013 Agincourt approaches Kennaway Tunnel at Dawlish with the 08.45 Liverpool Lime Street to Penzance service. 19/7/80. 

 

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