24th May 1992

Network SouthEast
50s Service Farewell

(Service Trains)

Locos Used at least 33002, 33102, 47526 & 60033

Route :

Loco(s) Route
60033 London Waterloo - Salisbury
33002 + 33102 Salisbury - Exeter St Davids
33102 + 33002 Exeter St Davids - Salisbury
47526 Salisbury - London Waterloo

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? 16.55d London Waterloo - Salisbury
50007 + 50050 Salisbury - Exeter St Davids

Notes :
(1) To celebrate this day being the last one when class 50s were scheduled to be used on West of England service trains, Network Southeast rostered 50033 'Glorious' and 50007+50050 on the trains between Waterloo and Exeter. As service trains they do not strictly qualify for inclusion on this Website, but have been recorded to confirm they were not charter trains. The above information records one of the return trips scheduled for 50033, but it had failed the day before at Basingstoke with generator and traction motor flashover damage. Contemporary reports suggest the class 60 handed over to 50007 & 50050 at Salisbury? The same report also details the pair of 50's working only between Salisbury and Exeter and describe the 16.55 ex-Waterloo as being the 'final Exeter service'? The advertised train workings are as given below.
(2) The trains booked to have been hauled by 50033 included Directors Saloon TDB975025 in the consist - for a fare of 75 passengers got a one-way journey in it, including a meal, and return in first class.

The 33's coming off the train at Salisbury on the return (photo: Nick Blyth)

Advertised Services & Rostered Locos

Loco(s) Route
50033 08.55d London Waterloo - Exeter St Davids
50033 14.28d Exeter St Davids - London Waterloo
50033 18.55d London Waterloo - Exeter St Davids
50007 + 50050 09.28d Exeter St Davids - London Waterloo
50007 + 50050 10.55d London Waterloo - Exeter St Davids
50007 + 50050 15.48d Exeter St Davids - London Waterloo
50007 + 50050 16.55d London Waterloo - Exeter St Davids

Sources : Nick Blyth & Chris Bracey

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