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Class 55 Deltics

Class 55 at Kings Cross

Class 55 015 Tuyar at Kings Cross station in BR days
The Deltics or as they later became Class 55 were the main locomotive for the clack express trains on the East Coast Main Line (ECML), between the end of steam, and the coming of the HSTs.
 
A prototype Deltic locomotive DP1 Deltic had run trails in the 1950s on the  ECML.  This is now in the NRM.
 
After this prototype Deltic locomotive DP1 Deltic had run its trails, 22 production Deltics were built by English Electric.  Six Deltics have been saved, and some have run on the main lines. They have now even been used on spot hire for freight.
 
 
 
Delic at Kings Cross
Deltic light engine filling the tunnels with fumes.
 
When all the main ECML trains were loco hauled the engine had to change ends be for returning north. To help speed this manoeuvre up the locomotive would uncouple waiting at the buffer stops while another locomotive was placed at the other end for the next train north.
 
The Deltics (class 55s) used to fill the tunnels with fumes which could take a long time to clear. A man was used in the other cab to help the driver , as the driver then did not have to get out and change ends and block the main lines in and out of the station for as long.
 
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This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.
Today Virgin  East Coast, GBRF and Great Northern are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More