The English Electric 'Deltic'
One of the most evocative products of the Modernisation era was the 3,300hp ‘Deltic’, a class which was to revolutionise rail travel and in the process acquire an almost legendary status, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES relates.
Above: With the unmistakable backdrop of London King’s Cross behind, D9000 Royal Scots Grey departs with the 6.10pm for Newcastle on May 13 1966. In the station is an English Electric ‘Baby Deltic’ (to the left) and Brush Type 4 (to the right). Brian Stephenson.