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
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