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The 'mighty' Deltics, in my opinion the 'king' of the diesel fleets. Manufactured by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry and powered by two Napier Deltic T18-25 1650HP engines, while reliability was not their strong point when they worked they were masters of their craft as shown by the ECML services in their era. Introduced in 1961 the class numbered 22 locos but all were withdrawn by 2/1/82. Fortunately several have been preserved largely thanks to the efforts of the Deltic Preservation Society. For more details about the Society try www.thedps.co.uk.

9001-Y-GasworksTunnel-1973-RPC541

9001-Y-GasworksTunnel-1973-RPC541

9003 Finsbury Park 110471 JM321

9003 Finsbury Park 110471   JM321

9007-Waverley-0472-RPC848

9007-Waverley-0472-RPC848

9009-Y-HollowayBank-030670-DCC473

9009-Y-HollowayBank-030670-DCC473

9015-Edinburgh-0672-RPC348

9015-Edinburgh-0672-RPC348

9016-LundsViaduct-281202-JC061

9016-LundsViaduct-281202-JC061

9018 Stockton 0470 CD113

9018 Stockton 0470 CD113

37208-50021-55004-Doncaster-170678- JC1

37208-50021-55004-Doncaster-170678- JC1

47146-55007-Y-WelwynNorth-301281-JC359

47146-55007-Y-WelwynNorth-301281-JC359

47495-55009-Y-KingsCross-300678-JC1

47495-55009-Y-KingsCross-300678-JC1

47544 Kings-Cross 170379 JC382

47544 Kings-Cross  170379  JC382

55001 Newark Crossing 0375 JV563

55001  Newark Crossing 0375 JV563

55001 Berwick 0675 DA178

55001 Berwick 0675  DA178

55001 Kings Cross 030775 GS958

55001 Kings Cross 030775 GS958

55001-GasworksTunnel-120977-JC1

55001-GasworksTunnel-120977-JC1

55001-HollowayBank-120977-JC001

55001-HollowayBank-120977-JC001

55001-Y-Durham-0677-RPC736

55001-Y-Durham-0677-RPC736

55002 Crewe Works 070681 JC576

55002 Crewe Works 070681 JC576

55002 Kings Cross 210577 GS411

55002 Kings Cross 210577 GS411

55002-Brookmans-Park-270578 GE

55002-Brookmans-Park-270578 GE

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:3300HP, British Railways, British Railways Modernisation Plan, Class 55, Co-Co, Diesel Electric, Diesel Engine, Diesel Locomotive, East Coast Main Line, English Electric, Napier Deltic T18-25, Type 5, Vulcan Foundry