SE5951 : York railway station - (8)

taken 37 years ago, near to York, Great Britain

York railway station - (8)
York railway station - (8)
Almost 32 years before SE5951 : York railway station - (7), BR class 55 "Deltic" No. 55011 "The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers" pulls out of York with the 14.10 to King's Cross.
York Station
York Station is a major station and junction on the East Coast Main Line. The original station opened in 1839, but the present building opened in 1877 (it has been remodelled since). Lines branch off the ECML for Scarborough and Leeds.
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Deltic Locomotives
The pioneering high performance “Deltic” (Class 55) diesel-electric locomotives were famous as the successors to steam on British Rail.

Built in 1961 and 1962 by English Electric, they were designed for the high-speed express passenger services on the East Coast Main Line between London King's Cross and Edinburgh. They gained the name "Deltic" from the prototype locomotive, DP1 Deltic, which in turn was named after its Napier Deltic power units.

Twenty-two locomotives were built: they dominated express passenger services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) particularly London – Leeds and London – Edinburgh services until 1978 when InterCity 125 'High Speed Trains' were introduced. 1978–81 saw them gradually relegated to semi-fast or newspaper–parcel–sleeper services along the ECML. Withdrawal came at the end of 1981. Six locomotives were preserved and are still running today. (LinkExternal link The Deltic Preservation Society).
East Coast Main Line
The East Coast Main Line is a 393 mile long high speed electrified railway between London and Edinburgh, via Peterborough, Doncaster, York and Newcastle. It was constructed between 1846 & 1871 by several different rail companies.
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SE5951, 1571 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 July, 1980   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5955 5161 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.4297N 1:5.6377W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5944 5151
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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