A selection of Class 50s when transferred to the Western Region in the 1980s . Colourful liveries, like that applied to Network South East Exeter to Waterloo servies, contrast with the plain BR blue. With their 100mph capability, they speeded up the Waterloo service before the arrival of the units. Built by English Electric at Vulcan Foundary during 1967/68, they worked the anglo scottish services over the border prior to electrification in 1974. They would often work double headed from Euston to Glasgow. Numbering 50, they were D400 to D449, later becoming 50001 to 50050. D400 became 50050. They were known as Hoovers because of the noise from the air plant. They were progressively withdrawn from 1987 to 1994. Of the 50 built, 18 of the class have survived into preservation.
Bristol Bath Road MPD with 50004 St Vincent and 50019 Ramillies, along with a Class 47 and a 37. The depot site is now closed.
50040 Leviathan, later named Centurion as seen here in renamed form in Bristol Temple Meads station.
50018 Resolution in NSE livery at Salisbury with a Waterloo train.
50019 Ramilles in departmental blue with a ballast train at Westbury
50015 Valiant comes off the fuelling point at Exeter St David’s.
Night shot of 50009 Conqueror at Exeter St David’s with a Waterloo train.
50001 Dreadnought at Salisbury with an Exeter to Waterloo service.