WATCH: A Class 50 double header through Derbyshire

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Sunday 7th July 2019, saw two Class 50 locomotives double head from Scotland to the West Midlands on a private charter.

This day saw 50007 Hercules & 50049 Defiance in their new GBRF liveries on a GBRF private charter from Motherwell to Birmingham New Street.

This tour saw the 50s head through places such as

Haymarket, Edinburgh Waverley, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk, York, Church Fenton, Moorthorpe, Swinton, Chesterfield, Belper, Derby, Burton-on-Trent, Tamworth & Water Orton.

Class 50s
Credit: RailView

This day saw RailView film the Class 50s at,

  • Hasland, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, passing through at 16:13, on time.
  • Hagg Hill, Tupton, outside Chesterfield, Derbyshire passing through at 16:15 on time

Info about the Class 50:

  • Power type Diesel-electric
  • Built by English Electric at Vulcan Foundry
  • Built date, 1967-1968
  • Total Produced, 50
  • Wheel configuration, Co-Co
  • Engine, 246 litres 16 cylinder (15,000 cu in) diesel engine
  • Power output ,2,700 BHP
  • Max Speed, 100MPH
  • Nickname, Hoover

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Cameron White avatar
I volunteer at the Great Central Railway as a cleaner. I go out and film on the mainline & heritage railways for my YouTube channel RailView. I previously volunteered at The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust's West Shed on Duchess of Sutherland. I'm currently studying Creative Media at Chesterfield College.