Class 50 BR/MAYBACH Co-Co Locomotive
BR Diesel-Electric, max. speed 90 mph
Designed as powerful Type 4 diesel locomotives for hauling heavy duty express passenger trains at 100 mph
Power output Engine: 2,700 bhp (2,010 kW). Tractive effort Maximum: 48,500 lbf (216 kN) Continuous: 33,000 lbf (147,000 N)@ 23.5 mph (37.8
Class 50 diesel-electric locomotive 50017 ROYAL OAK in the Network SouthEast livery, built by English-Electric at the Vulcan Foundry works as D417 in 1968, parked south of Loughborough Central station (GCR, August 2023)
In the yard of UK Rail Leasing Leicester, GBRf (GB railfreight) operated Class 50 diesel-electric locomotive 50049 Defiance (May 2023)
Class 92 electric locomotive hauled SE through Leicester station by a Class 50 diesel locomotive displaying numbers 50007 Hercules and a temporary designation of the scrapped Class 50 diesel locomotive 50034 Furious (March 2023).
A grubby Class 50 diesel locomotive 50008 "Thunderer" (Ex D408) Leicester UK Rail Leasing Depot (July 2019)
Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Class 50 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotive 50007 SIR EDWARD ELGAR with GWR styled number and name plate. 50 007 was built by English Electric at their Vulcan Foundry in 1968 (was D407, D 407). As 'boring' diesels go, its not bad looking!
Midland Railway Centre, Butterley: Diesel Electrics 50007 and Class 45 108 (45108)
Diesel-Electric Co-Co Locomotive Class 50 50027 LION (other numbers D427, D 427, 50 027) built in 1968, parked in sidings south of Grosmont sheds of the NYMR. The blue livery is that of Network South East trains.
The British Rail Class 50 was a class of 50 diesel locomotives designed to haul express passenger trains at 100 mph. Class 50 locomotives were rebuilt by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows between 1967 and 1968. The Class 50's were initially on a 10-year lease from English Electric Leasing, and were employed hauling express passenger trains on the, then non-electrified, section of the West Coast Main Line between Crewe and Scotland. Class 50 locomotives were initially numbered D400 - D449 and known as English Electric Type 4s. Class 50 locomotives were purchased outright by British Rail (BR) at the end of the lease and became Class 50 in the TOPS renumbering of 1973. The class 50's were nicknamed "Hoovers" by rail enthusiasts because of the distinctive sound made by the dynamic braking resistor cooling fan arrangement (removed at refurbishment). Once the electrification from Crewe to Glasgow was completed the Class 50 locomotives were moved to the Great Western Mainline out of Paddington to allow the retirement of the remaining diesel-hydraulic locomotives then in use. As trains on the GW Mainline steadily moved to High Speed Train operation from 1976, the Class 50's moved to hauling trains between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids, and also trains from London Paddington to Hereford and Worcester via Oxford until the majority of those trains too were taken over by IC125 operation. The class 50 diesel locomotives were steadily retired from service in the late 1980s and early 1990s as their services moved to operation by second-generation DMUs designated as Class 159.
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