GB Railfreight ‘50s’ heading for the Settle & Carlisle

GB Railfreight ‘50s’ heading for the Settle & Carlisle

GB RAILFREIGHT Class 50 duo Nos. 50007 Hercules and 50049 Defiance are booked to head north to Carlisle on August 26. 

This follows the success of their recent outing to Cornwall. The train is being promoted by Pathfinder Tours in conjunction with the Cotswold Line Promotion Group (CLPG), and will start at Oxford with a GBRf Class 66 and pick up at Hanborough, Charlbury, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore, before the ‘50s’ take over at Worcester Shrub Hill. 

Recalling the days of Class 50s and blue/grey stock on the northern part of the West Coast Main Line, No. 50007 Hercules stands at Carlisle on April 14, 2018. BEN JONES

Read more in the May 2019 issue of The Railway Magazineon sale now!

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