The Definitive Account of the Legendary Class 55
This programme tells the 'Deltic' story, and includes the prototype in action, the production machines in green and blue and the unique Napier power unit. We also explore the origins of the 'Deltic' names, and speak to some of the men who helped create the legend.
The programme includes:
The prototype in the late '50s
the production 'Deltics' in all over green livery
D9004 at Gateshead in 1961
Finsbury Park depot in 1964
D9000 working the 'Flying Scotsman' with thistle headboard
Kings Cross in 1964
9001 & 9006 departing Kings Cross in all over blue livery in 1969
'Deltics' in blue but retaining headcodes and 90xx numbers seen at Kings Cross, Potters Bar, Doncaster, York, Northumberland and Edinburgh
9003 & 9012 on the Tees-Tyne Pullman
55018 & 55020 with small headcode dots
'Deltics' off the beaten track at Sherburn & Saxilby plus 55005 at Lincoln, 55007 on the 'Man of Kent' railtour & at Carnforth
55018 at Bristol
55102 on the RPPR special' The 'Silver Jubilee' with 55001, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22
the 50th Anniversary of the 'Flying Scotsman' with 55022 and thistle!
parcel duties with 55007 & 55016
the introduction of the 'Hull Executive' with 55012
Plus plenty of action with all 22 'Deltics' on the East Coast Main Line.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 60 Minutes