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No steam at Bury Bolton Street station, the diesels have taken over. The locomotive is Deltic No. 55022 'Royal Scots Grey' built by English Electric at Vulcan Foundry in Newton le Willows in 1961. This Company built many locomotives, steam and diesel, for Britain's railways and also for export, it is now a housing estate.
The Deltics were very popular amongst railway enthusiasts in the diesel era being a powerful express passenger locomotive operating exclusively on the East Coast Route from King's Cross to Edinburgh. Only 22 examples were built and all were named, some after regiments of the British Army associated with the East Coast route e.g. 'The Durham Light Infantry' and some after Derby winning racehorses e.g. 'St Paddy'.
By the late 1970s the Deltics had been supplanted from front line duties by the arrival of the new High Speed Trains (HSTs) and thus began to appear on secondary sevices such as trains to Cleethorpes and on transpennine Newcastle to Liverpool trains.
By the early 1980s all the Deltics had been withdrawn from traffic but their story does not end as six of them were preserved.

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Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Lens:28 - 300
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Dawn Of The Diesels
Username:Rob66 Rob66
Uploaded:28 May 2010 - 9:54 AM
Tags:55022, Bury, Deltic, East lancashire railway, Railway, Royal scots grey, Train, Transport
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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 12:16 PM

Like the details and tones in this - work for me.
Regards Richard

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CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 - 4:02 PM

Memories of them replacing the pacifics on the 'Queen of Scots' pullman coming to Harrogate. They looked majestic in two tone green, something that was robbed when BR blue took hold. Nothing could change the stirring sound they made though and seeing them at night bombing through York sent tingles up my spine.
Glad they saved so many
Clive

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gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 9:46 PM

Like the processing in this great shot. - gary

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Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2010 - 7:16 PM

Interesting detail in this - lots to see. Love the colour - really stands out - which I personally like.

Sue

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