Valiant Running Dates
ELR Summer Diesel Gala
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2017
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24th April 2017
Thanks to all who came along for the recent running weekend! 50015's slot on the jacks has now arrived and the loco is booked in for lifting to replace the long standing faulty traction motor. The work should begin later this week all being well.

Valiant's next running will be at the ELR Summer Diesel Gala which takes place Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of July. See the ELR:DG website for the latest loco roster details.

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Welcome to, the website for preserved English Electric Class 50, 50015 'Valiant'. We aim to gather information and resources here including updates on ongoing maintenance, details of rostered workings and photographs from both past and present.

Although a regular and reliable performer, Valiant requires constant attention both mechanical and cosmetic. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or wish to make a donation, please click here for more details.

Ok, so everyone is looking for donations and support, but it's not all about you sending us your hard earned!

One great way of supporting Valiant is to come along and have a ride behind her on a running day or special event. You get to enjoy a ride behind a 50 and both the loco and railway earn some money, everybody wins!

Getting involved as a volunteer at Bury Diesel Group is another way of helping out. More details can be found at the ELR diesel Group website.

If you would like to make a donation we would love to hear from you. Please see the panel opposite for details.

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If you'd like to get involved or wish to make a regular or BACS donation please send an email to with '50015' in the subject line.

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For general website queries, to send information about the loco history, photos or if you spot any dead links etc send an email to with '50015 Website' in the subject line.

All Submissions are valued however not all photographs can be used,
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Photo courtesy Chris Lord

50015 is a member of the heritage diesel fleet based at Bury on the East Lancashire Railway