English Electric Archive - Class 40, Class 50 and Class 55 Deltic locomotives | About

Since 2004 I have begun to follow the surviving members of classic English Electric Type 4 and Type 5 diesel locomotive designs from my youth. Having a better camera than when I first became interested several decades ago, I can now record their existence in preservation and during their restoration following withdrawal from British Rail. I have shares in several Class 50 locomotives still in existence, one of which is 50049 Defiance shown here at Cardiff Central station as part of the 2005 Cardiff Valleys Farewell workings.

In 2012 this website was one of a select few that were featured in the promotional booklet Creating a Photography Website that Works for You produced by Zenfolio, the professional photograph and video hosting company.

A number of photographs from this website have featured in the following books:

  • Coward, A. et al., (2010) First of the Last: The Life & Times of 50050 Fearless
  • Horner, I. (2013) Class 50s: The Large-Logo Years
  • Hart, M. (2014) English Electric Class 40, 50 & 55 Diesel Locomotives
  • Morse, G. (2016) British Diesel Locomotives of the 1950s and '60s
  • Cotter, J. (2017) English Electric Class 50 Owners' Workshop Manual (Haynes)
  • Burr, J. et al., (2018) Class 50s at Fifty The Factfile