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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...

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    D9013 The Black Watch

    D9013 – ‘The Black Watch’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR green with yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric W...

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    9016 Gordon Highlander

    9016 – ‘Gordon Highlander’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project Porterbrook purple Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wip...

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    55022 Royal Scots Grey

    55022 – ‘Royal Scots Grey’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR blue with silver grilles and additional pre-TOPS numbe...

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    D9020 Nimbus

    D9020 – ‘Nimbus’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR green with yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen...

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    55018 Ballymoss

    55018 – ‘Ballymoss’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR blue with white trim Headcode: plated over Windscreen wipers:...

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    55005 The Prince of Wales' Own Regiment of Yorkshire

    55005 – ‘The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR blue Headcode: plated o...

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    55011 The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

    55011 – ‘The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR blue Headcode: plated over Windscree...

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    55017 The Durham Light Infantry

    55017 – ‘The Durham Light Infantry’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two p...

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    D9007 Pinza

    D9007 – ‘Pinza’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR green with no yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscre...

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    55001 St. Paddy

    55001 – ‘St. Paddy’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR blue Headcode: domino Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train h...

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    55003 Meld

    55003 – ‘Meld’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR blue Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane Train...

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    D9004

    D9004 Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR green with no yellow nose panels Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers:...

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    9021 Argyll and Sutherland Highlander

    9021 – ‘Argyll and Sutherland Highlander’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR blue Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen...

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    D9010 The King's Own Scottish Borderer

    D9010 – ‘The King’s Own Scottish Borderer’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR green with double arrow logos and wrap...

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    D9012 Crepello

    D9012 – ‘Crepello’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR blue Headcode: alpha-numeric Windscreen wipers: two per pane T...

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    D9014 The Duke of Wellington's Regiment

    D9014 – ‘The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR green with wrap-around yellow nose pa...

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    D9006 The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

    D9006 – ‘The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry’ Click here for the latest news on our Class 55 Deltic project BR green with wrap-around yellow nose panels ...

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