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...

9016 Gordon Highlander
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9016 Gordon Highlander

9016 – ‘Gordon Highlander’ Porterbrook purple Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: ETH Leading cab side window: ...

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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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55022 Royal Scots Grey
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55022 Royal Scots Grey

55022 – ‘Royal Scots Grey’ BR blue with silver grilles and additional pre-TOPS number (D9000) Headcode: domino Windscreen wipers: one per pane Tra...

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55017 The Durham Light Infantry
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55017 The Durham Light Infantry

55017 – ‘The Durham Light Infantry’ Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: ETH Leading cab side window: present Ho...

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D9013 The Black Watch
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D9013 The Black Watch

D9013 – ‘The Black Watch’ BR green with yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: steam heat Leadi...

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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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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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55011 The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
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55011 The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

55011 – ‘The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers’ BR blue Headcode: plated over Windscreen wipers: one per pane Train heating: ETH Leading cab side win...

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55005 The Prince of Wales' Own Regiment of Yorkshire
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55005 The Prince of Wales' Own Regiment of Yorkshire

55005 – ‘The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire’ BR blue Headcode: plated over Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: ETH Leading...

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D9010 The King's Own Scottish Borderer
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D9010 The King's Own Scottish Borderer

D9010 – ‘The King’s Own Scottish Borderer’ BR green with double arrow logos and wrap-around yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen ...

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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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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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D9021 Argyll and Sutherland Highlander
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D9021 Argyll and Sutherland Highlander

D9021 – ‘Argyll and Sutherland Highlander’ BR blue Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train heating: ETH Leading cab side win...

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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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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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D9006 The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
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D9006 The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

D9006 – ‘The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry’ BR green with wrap-around yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train ...

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D9014 The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
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D9014 The Duke of Wellington's Regiment

D9014 – ‘The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment’ BR green with wrap-around yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane T...

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