Hornby Magazine’s resident Time Lord Tim Shackleton fast-forwards a GBRf Class 66 and simultaneously backdates a British Rail Class 50 with intriguing results.


Above: Less than a month in service, D431 catches the evening light before departure on the 6.15pm Blackpool South- Euston on August 31 1968. At first, only D400 and D401 had multiple-working pipework on the nose – the rest were fully wired up but didn’t have the relevant external connections. Jacy collection.


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