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Class 50 Alliance Limited, commonly referred to as 'The Class 50 Alliance', owns four Class 50 (English Electric Type 4) diesel locomotives, three of which are resident on the SVR. It operates a fifth, also resident on the SVR, which is owned by [[50031 Consortium Limited]].<ref>[https://www.svrlive.com/copy-of-news-211016-1-high-sherrif SVRLive]</ref> and has a sixth on loan. The company is supported by [[The Fifty Fund]].
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Class 50 Alliance Limited, commonly referred to as 'The Class 50 Alliance', owns four Class 50 (English Electric Type 4) diesel locomotives, and operates a fifth which is owned by [[50031 Consortium Limited]].<ref>[https://www.svrlive.com/copy-of-news-211016-1-high-sherrif SVRLive]</ref> The company is supported by [[The Fifty Fund]]. All are resident on the SVR. It has a sixth locomotive on loan.
  
 
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From that time the Alliance assumed responsibility for maintenance and operation of the locomotives, while The Fifty Fund became a public 'front end', dedicated to fundraising, promotion of the class, and selling shares in the Alliance.  Shareholders in the Alliance are automatically enrolled as members of The Fifty Fund.<ref>[http://www.fiftyfund.org.uk/index.php/about-us/origins-of-the-fund Fifty Fund 'Origins of the Fund']</ref>
 
From that time the Alliance assumed responsibility for maintenance and operation of the locomotives, while The Fifty Fund became a public 'front end', dedicated to fundraising, promotion of the class, and selling shares in the Alliance.  Shareholders in the Alliance are automatically enrolled as members of The Fifty Fund.<ref>[http://www.fiftyfund.org.uk/index.php/about-us/origins-of-the-fund Fifty Fund 'Origins of the Fund']</ref>
  
50007 Hercules was acquired in November 2016 to be used primarily for mainline contract work, in part funded by a £150,000 secured loan from shareholder Phil Swallow.<ref>[http://www.fiftyfund.org.uk/50007Purchase20161107.pdf Press release 7 November 2016]</ref><ref>[https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/02740837/charges/mK9n9iMIjztgegXE6VwQsNn6y74 Charge Code 0274 0837 0001, Companies House, 20 February 2017] (Retrieved 28 October 2018)</ref> From early 2017 she moved to [[Diesel Depot|Kidderminster TMD]] but, unlike the other Fifty Fund operated locomotives, there is no running agreement with the SVR.
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50007 Hercules was acquired in November 2016 to be used primarily for mainline contract work, in part funded by a £150,000 secured loan from shareholder Phil Swallow.<ref>[http://www.fiftyfund.org.uk/50007Purchase20161107.pdf Press release 7 November 2016]</ref><ref>[https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/02740837/charges/mK9n9iMIjztgegXE6VwQsNn6y74 Charge Code 0274 0837 0001, Companies House, 20 February 2017] (Retrieved 28 October 2018)</ref> From early 2017 she moved to [[Diesel Depot|Kidderminster TMD]] but, unlike the other Fifty Fund operated locomotives, there was no running agreement with the SVR until 2018.
  
 
50033 Glorious was taken on loan in February 2018 from Tyseley Loco Works for an initial three year period, to restore it to operating condition and to operate it. Work on the locomotive continued at Tyseley under the guidance of Fifty Fund volunteers<ref>[http://www.fiftyfund.org.uk/index.php Fifty Fund wesite] (Retrieved 11 February 2018)</ref> before the locomotive moved to the [[Diesel Depot]] in June 2018 for contract work. It returned to traffic at the [[Tales from the Severn Valley#Class_50_Golden_Jubilee|Class 50 Golden Jubilee]] on 4-6 October in mostly green undercoat, with the public invited to 'tag' the locomotive with graffiti in marker pen in exchange for a contribution towards its repaint.
 
50033 Glorious was taken on loan in February 2018 from Tyseley Loco Works for an initial three year period, to restore it to operating condition and to operate it. Work on the locomotive continued at Tyseley under the guidance of Fifty Fund volunteers<ref>[http://www.fiftyfund.org.uk/index.php Fifty Fund wesite] (Retrieved 11 February 2018)</ref> before the locomotive moved to the [[Diesel Depot]] in June 2018 for contract work. It returned to traffic at the [[Tales from the Severn Valley#Class_50_Golden_Jubilee|Class 50 Golden Jubilee]] on 4-6 October in mostly green undercoat, with the public invited to 'tag' the locomotive with graffiti in marker pen in exchange for a contribution towards its repaint.
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| [[BR Class 50 50007 Hercules | 50007 Hercules]] || The Class 50 Alliance || Not operating under a running agreement with the SVR
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| [[BR Class 50 50031 Hood  | 50031 Hood]] || [[50031 Consortium Limited]] || Operated by The Class 50 Alliance
 
| [[BR Class 50 50031 Hood  | 50031 Hood]] || [[50031 Consortium Limited]] || Operated by The Class 50 Alliance

Latest revision as of 16:02, 14 August 2019

Class 50 Alliance Limited, commonly referred to as 'The Class 50 Alliance', owns four Class 50 (English Electric Type 4The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of 2000 bhp to 2999 bhp) diesel locomotives, and operates a fifth which is owned by 50031 Consortium Limited.[1] The company is supported by The Fifty Fund. All are resident on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society. It has a sixth locomotive on loan.

History

Class 50 Alliance Limited is a Private Limited Company, company number 02740837. The Company was originally named Project Defiance Limited when incorporated in 1992. At that time the principal objective was to acquire, restore and operate 50049 Defiance.[2]

In November 2006, the shareholders approved a resolution to acquire the assets of The Fifty Fund, including 50035 Ark Royal and 50044 Exeter, with effect from January 2007. The present company name was adopted in December 2006 to reflect this.[3]

From that time the Alliance assumed responsibility for maintenance and operation of the locomotives, while The Fifty Fund became a public 'front end', dedicated to fundraising, promotion of the class, and selling shares in the Alliance. Shareholders in the Alliance are automatically enrolled as members of The Fifty Fund.[4]

50007 Hercules was acquired in November 2016 to be used primarily for mainline contract work, in part funded by a £150,000 secured loan from shareholder Phil Swallow.[5][6] From early 2017 she moved to Kidderminster TMD but, unlike the other Fifty Fund operated locomotives, there was no running agreement with the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society until 2018.

50033 Glorious was taken on loan in February 2018 from Tyseley Loco Works for an initial three year period, to restore it to operating condition and to operate it. Work on the locomotive continued at Tyseley under the guidance of Fifty Fund volunteers[7] before the locomotive moved to the Diesel Depot in June 2018 for contract work. It returned to traffic at the Class 50 Golden Jubilee on 4-6 October in mostly green undercoat, with the public invited to 'tag' the locomotive with graffiti in marker pen in exchange for a contribution towards its repaint.

C50A is also a shareholder of Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) PLC.[8]

Locomotives

Locomotives owned or operated by the Alliance are:

No Owned by Notes
50007 Hercules The Class 50 Alliance
50031 Hood 50031 Consortium Limited Operated by The Class 50 Alliance
50033 Glorious Tyseley Loco Works Leased by The Class 50 Alliance. Resident at Tyseley Loco Works, but moved the the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society 2018 for contract works. Advertised to first run at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Autumn Diesel Gala in October 2019.
50035 Ark Royal The Class 50 Alliance
50044 Exeter The Class 50 Alliance
50049 Defiance The Class 50 Alliance

See also

Diesel Locomotives
List of preservation groups

References

  1. SVRLive
  2. Companies House Incorporation details
  3. 2006 Accounts filed at Companies House
  4. Fifty Fund 'Origins of the Fund'
  5. Press release 7 November 2016
  6. Charge Code 0274 0837 0001, Companies House, 20 February 2017 (Retrieved 28 October 2018)
  7. Fifty Fund wesite (Retrieved 11 February 2018)
  8. Full list of shareholders at 24 June 2016

Links

Class 50 Alliance web site
50 Fund web site
Class Fifty Alliance Limited on Companies House