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Indomitable records a Class 50 first at North Norfolk gala

50026 Indomitable approaches Weybourne on June 10. DARREN FORD.

A Class 50 has become the first of its class to haul a passenger train at the North Norfolk Railway.

The NNR’s diesel gala on June 9-12 celebrated the 30th anniversary of Network SouthEast, and 50026 Indomitable was one of the stars.

The Type 4 made the NNR passenger debut for the class on June 8 (ahead of the official three-day gala), during a special preview evening that involved four round trips hauled by the locomotive.

NNR gala locomotives

Locomotive Livery         Based

D3940 (08772)     G       NNR

D5631 (31207)     G       NNR

D6732 (37032)     G       NNR

20227 LT     MRB

25057 B       NNR

33035 B       BH

50026 N       ZG

66772 GU    RR

Livery key: B - BR blue, G - BR green, GU - GBRf ‘Europorte’, LT - London Transport, N - Network South East.

Location key: BH - Barrow Hill, MRB - Midland Railway Butterley, NNR - North Norfolk Railway, RR - Doncaster Roberts Road, ZG - Eastleigh Works.

  • For more on the gala, read RAIL 803, published on June 22.

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  • RICHARD LAW - 14/06/2016 13:27

    DID THEIR HONOURS AT NET WORK CONTROLE FRIEAKS ALLOW THE USE OF THE CROSSING FROM PROPERAIL .....WAS IT TOO TALL FOR THE BRIDGES ...NOT TOO LONG FOR THE CURVES...OR TOO WIDE FOR THE CESS..WAS SOMEONE IN POSSESSTION OF A RULE BOOK....IF SO CARRY ON THE GOOD WORK YOU HAVE ALL DONE VERY WELL....REALLY I MEAN IT I WILL BE THERE

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