Pathfinder and GB Railfreight take Boden Rail Class 50s to Swanage

BREL D400 (50050) Fearless and D407 (50007) Hercules pass Creech Bottom on the newly-acquired section of the Swanage Railway between Wareham and Norden on June 11, with the return leg of a Derby-Swanage charter. MARK PIKE.

Boden Rail Engineering Ltd D400 (50050) Fearless and D407 (50007) visited Swanage on June 11, with a charter from Derby that used the newly-acquired section of line connecting the heritage railway with Network Rail.

Organised by Pathfinder Tours and operated by GB Railfreight, this was the first main line Class 50 tour since July 2012 when 50044 Exeter failed on a GBRf charity charter. The two BREL '50s' were the pair that hauled the final charter on March 26 1994 from London Waterloo-Penzance-London Paddington before British Rail withdrew the class.


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