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The Mid Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala on Friday 1st of April 2016
Class 50 D407
The D407 (Class 50) at Derham station on Friday the 1st of April in 2016.
D 407 coming into Thuxton station on Friday 1st of April 2016
D407 was built at the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows 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.
D407 was built in 1968. It was named Hercules, but was later repainted in Great Western Railway colours given the name Sir Edward Elgar.
This class 50 D407 is now owned by Boden Rail Engineering Ltd. The name 'Hercules' has been put back, and the locomotive repainted in BR blue.
The Mid-Norfolk Railway's own web site is at
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