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Kings Cross in BR days        ( page 1 of 7 )

Kings Cross Heritage Railways

 

 

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.

 
 
 
 
 
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 the engine would uncouple waiting at the buffer stops while another engine 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 so as driver did not have to get out and change ends and block the main lines in and out of the station for to long.

After the 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 been used on spot hire for freight.

 

 

 

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Pages on trains at Kings Cross station in BR days

Kings Cross Station BR page 1

Class 55015 Deltic at Kings Cross station

Kings Cross Station BR page 2

Class 55 004 in BR blue at Kings Cross station

Kings Cross 
      
 
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Class 55 Deltic Tulyar gets ready for the off

Kings Cross 
      
 
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High Speed Trains at The Cross

Kings Cross 
      
 
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Class 31s and class 47s at the Cross

Kings Cross Station BR page 6

DMUs at Kings Cross

Kings Cross 
      
 
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Class 31s at Kings Cross

   

 

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