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Numbers Carried
Type Number Date From
Pre TOPS (Pre Tops) D407 12/03/1968
TOPS (Tops) 50007 01/01/1973

Names Carried
Name Date From
Hercules (removed 05/02/1984) 06/04/1978

Locomotive Specifics
Class as Built 50
Wheels Co-Co
Builder English Electric Vulcan Foundry
To Service 12/03/1968
Withdrawn 31/03/1994
Withdrawal Reason Surplus to requirements
Time in Service 26 yrs , 19 dys
Cut Up 03/05/1994
Status Preserved

Code Name Date From
WL Western Lines (LMR) (New) 12/03/1968
D05 Stoke Division 17/06/1968
LA Laira w/e 11/05/1974
   Withdrawn 31/03/1994

Current Status Unknown

Start End Event Details Source See Also
12/03/1968 To Service To service as D407
Built at English Electric Vulcan Foundry
Allocated to Western Lines (LMR) (WL)
17/06/1968 Allocation Reallocated to Stoke Division (D05)    
13/07/1969 Sightings Polmadie Depot visit: On Polmadie shed. RO 10/1969 Link
27/12/1971 Sightings Stabled at Crewe Diesel depot: Stabled on Crewe Diesel depot RO 517 Link
01/01/1973 Renumbered Renumbered to 50007    
11/05/1974 Allocation Reallocated to Laira (LA)    
06/04/1978 Naming Named 'Hercules' at Laira    
25/04/1984 Naming Renamed 'SIR EDWARD ELGAR' by Simon Rattle at Paddington Station    
31/03/1994 Withdrawn Condemned as 50007    

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