Class 50s to receive GB Railfreight livery

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The close working relationship between GB Railfreight and the Class 50 Alliance (C50A) has resulted in GB deciding to paint mainline-registered Class 50 Nos. 50007 Hercules and 50049 Defiance into the latest GBRf livery.

GBRf has worked closely with the C50A in enabling a return to the mainline for their locomotives in 2017, plus a programme of railtours during 2018 as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Class 50s.

How the Class 50s will look in GBRf livery.

The decision to repaint the locomotives into the new livery is a recognition of the developing relationship between the two organisations, and marks a new chapter in the story of the Class 50s.


Over the past two years, GBRf has invested in a programme of driver training to enable Class 50 operation over much of the UK rail network.


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