50024 Hanborough 14 May 1986

50024 Vanguard is pictured between Combe and Hanborough on 14 May 1986 with the 1A10 06:00 Hereford to Paddington service. This high vantage point shows off the newly painted black roof, which did so much to improve the appearance of the large logo livery on the Class 50s. The four exhaust ports on the roof were hardly conducive to keeping the roof white, and it is a surprise that given the success of this particular livery variant that the whole class was not repainted. In the event only a few locos carried this version.