50015 Luxulyan 26 January 1991

50015 Valiant passes Luxulyan on 26 January 1991, heading one of the all time classic Class 50 railtours - the Pathfinder Tours 1Z16 'Cornish Centurion'. After an overnight run from Manchester Piccadilly, the tour traversed the Carne Point and Drinnick Mills branches, before heading up the Newquay line as far as Bugle. It is pictured here returning from Bugle. Valiant was especially repainted into 'Dutch' livery for this railtour. 50008 Thunderer (on the rear of the train) was similarly adorned with a new livery - the so called 'Laira Blue' colour scheme.