50007 St Austell 20 July 1978

Work stained 50007 Hercules passes through St Austell station on 20 July 1978 with a lengthy van train. Note the presence of various coaches, vans and wagons, and the resident Class 08, which was used to shunt Motorail stock. The footbridge stills survives, but virtually everything else in this picture is now history, except of course Hercules, which after many years as a green locomotive named Sir Edward Elgar, is now back on the main line in this guise, only cleaner!

The Tom Derrington Railway Archive - Class 50