55002 THE KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY fills the Hull Paragon station roof with noise after arrival with 1D04 17:05 King's Cross-Hull on December 29th 1979. Zenit EM f/4 6 seconds Ektachrome 400 For everything you ever wanted to know about these magnificent machines, go to www.napier-chronicles.co.uk/
What if after replacement with HSTs on the ECML, the Deltics were relegated to secondary duties and survived long enough to wear large logo blue? This image is based on a photograph by Ian Britton published under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license. Modified image is copyright Paul Burkitt-Gray with all rights reserved.
A pair of English Electric's finest seen at the stops at King's Cross on 18th June 1981, both having arrived from York. On the left is 55015 TULYAR, whilst on the right, 55008 THE GREEN HOWARDS had arrived earlier with 1A08 08:07 York - King's Cross. No. 8 would return to York at 16:03, and Tulyar would depart for Hull at 19:40. Zenit EM f/8 125th/sec Ektachrome 400 For everything you ever wanted to know about these magnificent machines, go to www.napier-chronicles.co.uk/
55016 at Grantham with 1A08 08:07 York - King's Cross service, unfortunately at Peterborough, the next booked stop, No.16 developed an exhaust fire and had to receive attention from the fire brigade...
“Winter is most definitely here.... A shot from Dec 17 1981 Of 55016 Gordon Highlander waiting for its next turn at Doncaster. Today this loco moved by @AllelysGroup from Washwood Heath to Crewe for its overhaul to be completed having been bought by LSL. Pic by Bob Peach”
The train had limped into Newcastle behind a very sick 47/4, that was removed and 55 014 "The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment" was substituted. She is leaving for the rest of the journey to Edinburgh Photo;20/07/1976
55001 St Paddy is at the head of the 16.00 Edinburgh - Kings Cross, it is a late summer evening at York and the peace is only broken by the engines of 55001 rising to a crescendo as the driver opens up to get his train away smartly. Behind the Deltic is a headcode disc fitted class 40 and a rake of Motrorail vans. The train spotters, have mid 70's style long hair and extreme flaired trousers, an interest in railways was not a social disease then. 14/07/1976