Due to a severe shortage of steam locomotives at the Severn Valley Railway, 50031 Hood and 50035 Ark Royal were used as replacements to cover several diagrams.

A pleasant addition to this unofficial mini diesel gala was that of 50044 Exeter on test before its imminent mainline duties. It was double-headed with 50031 between Kidderminster and Bewdley and with 50035 on the return.

For more pictures of these particular locomotives see the In Preservation group.

Date: 2012-07-14

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50031, "Class 50"

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50031, 50044, "Class 50"

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50044, "Class 50"

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50044, "Class 50"

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50035, "Class 50"