Built by English Electric at their Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows, the Class 50 was the last mixed traffic diesel type to be built for British Rail. At the end of its career, it was one of only three classes of diesels capable of 100 mph duties.
This programme falls into two parts and covers 32 of the class in action. Footage is the very best from the Railscene series of quarterly programmes.
Part One: fifty Miscellany. We start with railtours on the WCML and over the Settle-Carlisle. An unusual duty for Achillies, as it banks steam locomotive up Dainton! Doubleheading to and from Penzance and the last 'official' loco-hauled train from Newquay. Much more is in this section with trip workings to Meldon and on a track recording train at Winfrith and Wool.
Part Two: Waterloo - Exeter (The Last Stand). We start at Waterloo with 50050 on the very last newspaper train. Many of the remaining class are viewed on Table 125 duties at many locations along the route through Salisbury and on down towards Exeter.
Produced by - Kingfisher Productions
Running time - 60 Minutes
Release Date - 2017