Big Green Machine - breathing further life into the Accurascale ‘Deltic’

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Above: Finsbury Park depot always seemed to make a special effort with its eight ‘racehorses’ and even though they consistently put in enormous mileages they almost always looked sleek and well groomed. This is very much as I remember them – seeing one at speed on the East Coast Main Line was a genuinely thrilling experience, matched only by hearing one start up under the low overall roof at Leeds Central amid clouds of pungent black smoke.

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