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Author Topic: Glorious event at Kidderminster, SVR - Saturday, 21st September 2019  (Read 303 times)
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« on: September 23, 2019, 08:12:06 pm »

No - not the steam gala, but the return to active service of class 50, 50033 'Glorious'.

Whilst the world, his wife and children were attending the Severn Valley Railway's steam gala on a glorious Saturday, 21st September, I was privileged to be invited to the unveiling of the fully-restored 50033 'Glorious' - the sixth member of the class belonging to the Class 50 Alliance.

I pay tribute to the team of volunteers who have spent many hours restoring the locomotive from its neglected 'static exhibit' status at the NRM to being fully operational [though not quite mainline certified].

Seen at Kidderminster TMD with four of its five Class 50 Alliance stable mates (50049, 031, 044 and 007).

It will be 'top of the bill' at the forthcoming SVR diesel gala.





Usually, launches like this involve the subject exiting a shed into the open, but [for safety reasons with the SVR steam gala happening in close proximity], in this case the reverse happened as seen in the following video by tnxrail...........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV-acKikc-M
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 10:42:03 pm »

Half expected to see Mark Hopwood standing in the cab doorway.
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