Class 50017 'Royal Oak'
 Class 50017 'Royal Oak' in Network South East colours at Derham station with on Friday the 1st of April in 2016 during the Diesel Gala.
Class 50017 'Royal Oak' in Network South East colours
Class 50017 'Royal Oak' in Network South East colours in Derham station on Friday the 1st of April in 2016 during the Diesel Gala
 Class 50017 light engine
Class 50017 light engine near Derham Norh box on Friday the 1st of April in 2016 during the Diesel Gala.
Class 50017 was built at the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows like the other class 50s by English Electric between the years 1967 and 1968.  These 'English Electric Type 4s' were leased by British Railways for use on the West Coast Main Line. At the end of the lease Bitish Railways purchased them. They became Class 50 under the TOPS renumbering.
D417 now class 50017 was built in October1968. It was named  Royal Oak
This class 50017 is now owned by Boden Rail Engineering Ltd. The locomotive is painted in Network South East blue and named still named Royal Oak.
The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust
It was only around 1995 that The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust started to restore this line between Dereham and Wymondham. It now has 17.5 miles of track (11.5 miles is in use) which when its is all in use, will be one of longer preserved railways in the UK. A lot of the other preserved railways had already had a twenty year start when they started.
Trains run now between Dereham and Wymondham. The next section from Dereham to County School is next. There is a even longer term aim to reach as far as Fakenham. The way they are going, they may well get there.
The Mid-Norfolk Railway has a ever growing collection of heritage diesels, carriages and wagons which just gets bigger each year. When you go back you can see what has been done since last time you came.
Some of other the preserved railways have had things that have been ongoing for years, not The Mid-Norfolk Railway it just gets them done.
Next page

Mid-Norfolk Railway Diesel gala 1st April 2016

Next page
Top of This Page Home Page
signal boxes on this site page
Page uploaded 15/4/2016
The Mid-Norfolk Railway's own web site is at

Railways around Peterborough and The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
 Mid-Norfolk Railway
( page 4 of 6 )

railway videos page

'Mega-Mix Diesel Gala April 2016'
Home Page
Next page
UK National railway
 'Class 50017 Royal Oak'
Heritage Railways

This website is it is on railways but it is not just on trains but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.

This page is about the Mid-Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala in 2016.

Today Virgin East Coast, GBRf, Virgin and Frist Great Western are just some of the names on the trains. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!