D444 Soldridge 23 May 2004

D444 passes Soldridge on 23 May 2004 with the 13:55 Alresford to Alton service, during the Mid Hants Railway's Diesel Gala. Note that it has yet to be reunited with its Exeter nameplates. Although no Class 50s ever carried this attractive livery, this was purely down to timing. If the class had been introduced a few years earlier they almost certainly would have carried this colour scheme from new, rather than BR Blue.