A Growling Lion!

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Class 50 - 50027 Lion & Unrebuilt West Country class - 34007 Wadebridge

Some of you may have remembered a few weeks ago, the first ever diesel blog post to be published here on http://www.locoyard.com, with a promise that more would follow if it were popular… which it was!  So here’s another!

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Class 50 - 50027 Lion50027 Lion is a class 50 diesel locomotive painted in the distinctive Network South East “toothpaste” livery.

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Class 50 - 50027 LionLion’s career in commercial service lasted a little over 23 years and it was withdrawn from service in 1991.  The class 50’s careers were marred by unreliability, but were popular with enthusiasts and around a third of the fifty members of the class have been preserved as a result.

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Class 50 - 50027 Lion50027 has been located on the Watercress Line for just over a year now and was captured idling at Ropley on Sunday 16th June 2013; on Father Day.

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Class 50 - 50027 LionThanks for reading folks 🙂

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Class 50 - 50027 Lion

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3 thoughts on “A Growling Lion!

    • There is definitely something about the livery! Amongst other things it reminds me of childhood day trips to London, but I think the main thing is how striking it is, there are not many, if any, colour schemes like it!

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      • yeah I was another person that caught the NSE bug quite young.. my grandparents lived in Essex, and I remember many, many hours on NSE EMUs / DMUs!

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