Torbay and Dart Explorer - Saturday September 16th

Pathfinder have now released confirmed timings for this tour. Tickets are still available, and there will be some pay-on-the-day availability. For further details or to book please contact Pathfinder Tours directly.


Urgent Fundraising Appeal - 50007!

The Class 50 Alliance (C50A) has completed the acquisition of diesel electric locomotive 50007 Hercules, from Neil Boden, for mainline contract work.

“The purchase has only been possible thanks to the tremendous generosity of Phil Swallow and a small number of our existing shareholders, who have kindly provided the finance necessary to secure 50007. The C50A has to repay this loan over the next two years, and we’re now embarking on a major fund raising campaign to encourage shareholders old and new to become part-owners in not only Hercules, but the rest of the fleet. 

“We mustn’t underestimate the scale of the fund raising task ahead, and I urge anyone with an interest in Class 50s to consider making an investment, however large or small. Only with the support of our members, can we continue to keep the Class 50s in action, and secure the future of our fleet,” he added.

Have you considered setting up a Standing Order with us? Even a few pounds a month is invaluable to us for the maintenance of our locomotives. Click here to download an SO form:
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To purchase shares outright, please click here:
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Shares can also be purchased with Paypal, via our online shop:

To view our prospectus, please click here:


Photo: Ade Holman

The Fifty Fund is the support and fundraising arm of the Class 50 Alliance. Its main aims are to raise funds for, and promoting interest in, the locomotives owned by the Class 50 Alliance and operated by Class Fifty Operations Ltd.  We currently have five class fifty locomotives in our care: 50007, 50031, 50035, 50044 and 50049. This website provides:

As this is a new build site, some of the pages are a little bare at the moment, and most of the archive is missing. It will all be added as time allows, so do visit regularly. 

We hope you enjoy your visit and find it a useful reference.