Since 2004 I have begun to follow the surviving members of classic English Electric Type 4 Co-Co (British Rail Class 50) diesel locomotives 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 a financial interest in a number of Class 50 locomotives still in existence, one of which is 50035 Ark Royal shown above whilst a visitor to the 2015 Swanage Railway diesel gala.

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
  • Coward, A. (2019) Heritage Diesel and Electric Locomotives