Deltic Locomotives :: Shared Description

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).
by David Dixon
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8 images use this description:

TQ3083 : Deltic at Platform 5 - King's Cross by The Carlisle Kid
SK9135 : Deltic "Royal Highland Fusilier" at Grantham Festival of Steam by David Dixon
SE5951 : York railway station - (8) by The Carlisle Kid
SK9135 : Festival of Speed, Grantham by David Dixon
SK9135 : Deltic Locomotive at Grantham Festival of Speed by David Dixon
SK9135 : Deltic 55019 (Royal Highland Fusilier at Grantham) by David Dixon
SE5951 : York railway station - (10) by The Carlisle Kid
SK9135 : Royal Highland Fusilier by David Dixon


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Created: Sat, 14 Sep 2013, Updated: Sat, 14 Sep 2013

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