50025 Wanshurst Green 15 March 1986

A Class 50 causing trouble in Kent. After working the Southern Electric Group's 1Z25 07:55 Paddington to Folkestone Harbour 'Vulcan Van Train' railtour between Paddington and Hastings on 15 March 1986, 50025 Invincible was sent light engine to Ashford (via Tonbridge), in order to be ready for the tour's evening return to London. In the meantime, 33206 was working the tour from Hastings to Ashford, via Rye. Due to single line working between Robertsbridge and Wadhurst, the Class 50 disrupted the timetable considerably. Having caused this havoc, it is pictured running along the dead straight Paddock Wood to Ashford line at Wanshurst Green.