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No: 11913   Contributor: Andrew Wright   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: English Electric Company   Country: England
Helping hand

Sorry I have no idea what class of engine this is. Perhaps the title can be ammended in due course.
Seen travelling light into Holyhead, then a short while later she re-appeared, seemingly pulling a Virgin train, diesel also at the rear.

Co-ed - Looks like a class 50 to me. Can anyone confirm please?
Picture added on 05 September 2011 at 08:37
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This could well be Class 50 no. 50007 Sir Edward Elgar; all Class 50 locomotives extant are preserved now.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 05 September 2011.
I think its 50044 which was on a tour to Holyhead recently. I think 50007 might still be green(?)

Added by Paul Strathdee on 06 September 2011.
OK, Paul you are a lot closer than me; I am over 600 miles away here in Gothenburg with only reference books and railway magazines to assist!

Added by Peter Langsdale on 06 September 2011.
This is definately a Class 50 which is restored to its mid 70's conditon. The unit it is pulling appears to be one of those Virgin Voyager things.

Added by Chris Hall Teesside on 07 September 2011.
It looks like a WCML set of Mk3 coaches with DVT.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 07 September 2011.
I think that this was the Snowdon Ranger railtour. 50044 Exeter was the lead loco and 57304 Gordon Tracey was the trailing loco. There is a video of the train elsewhere on the 'net.

Added by Steve Lee on 07 September 2011.
This is indeed 50044 hauling the Virgin Mk3 set of coaches back to London Euston the Snowdon Ranger Railtour run by PTG Tour Ltd. 50044 had gone light engine to Valley to turn the loco due to a fault on the No2 End cab.

Added by Anthony Middleton on 19 July 2012.
It would not have been restored to its mid 70's condition Chris. Re-generation equipment plus much other stuff was removed and many modifications carried out when the Class 50 fleet were refurbished at Doncaster's Plant Works.

Added by Tony Roberts on 29 October 2013.
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