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EE Class 50 50013 (D413) at Birmingham NS on 28 August 1982

EE Class 50 50013 (D413) at Birmingham NS on 28 August 1982

Class 50 - affectionately known as 'Hoovers' - 50013 "Agincourt" arrives hauling 1M10 06.00 Ealing Broadway - Manchester Picc.

This loco was built at EE Vulcan Foundry in March 1968, saw 20 years service on LMR and WR metals before being withdrawn in March 1988 - being later cut up on site at Old Oak Common TMD.

Continuing an established Western practice of naming their locomotives after warships, the Class 50s followed suit. 50013 was named "Agincourt" on 19 April 1978 at Laira MPD without ceremony; named for HMS Agincourt, a British Dreadnought of 1913, which fought at Jutland in 1916 and in turn commemorated the Battle of Agincourt in October 1415 where King Henry V beat the French, in northern France, in the Hundred Years War.
Date Photo Taken 28/08/1982
Uploaded 17/04/2017
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Image Owner/Copyright Peter Hoggan
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