English Electric Type 5 - Class 55 'Deltic'

English Electric Type 5 - Class 55 'Deltic'

Few locomotives have captured the imaginations of enthusiasts quite like British Rail’s English Electric Type 5/class 55 ‘Deltics’. First introduced in 1961, their twin Napier Deltic engines generated 3,300 horsepower, making them the most powerful single unit diesel locomotives yet produced at that time. With a top speed of 100 miles per hour, the Deltics were worthy successors to the famous express steam locomotives of Gresley, Peppercorn and Thompson on BR’s East Coast Main Line, working top link services such as the Flying Scotsman, the Talisman and the Aberdonian. The arrival of the HST in the 1970s displaced the Deltics from their old stamping ground, but the locomotives found further use on cross-country routes. A special return working from King’s Cross to Edinburgh on January 2nd, 1982 heralded the end for the Deltics in service, but with six locomotives preserved and operating on mainline railtours and heritage railways, the legend lives on...

55018 Ballymoss
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55018 Ballymoss

55018 – ‘Ballymoss’ BR blue with white trim Headcode: plated over Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: ETH Leading cab side window: plat...

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D9020 Nimbus
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D9020 Nimbus

D9020 – ‘Nimbus’ BR green with yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: steam heat Leading cab si...

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D9007 Pinza
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D9007 Pinza

D9007 – ‘Pinza’ BR green with no yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: steam heat Leading cab ...

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55001 St. Paddy
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55001 St. Paddy

55001 – ‘St. Paddy’ BR blue Headcode: domino Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: ETH Leading cab side window: present Horn position: to...

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55003 Meld
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55003 Meld

55003 – ‘Meld’ BR blue Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: ETH Leading cab side window: present Horn position: ...

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D9004
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D9004

D9004 BR green with no yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: steam heat Leading cab side windo...

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D9012 Crepello
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D9012 Crepello

D9012 – ‘Crepello’ BR blue Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: steam heat Leading cab side window: present Horn...

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