Gallery 4 - The BR years

D9009/55009 in BR ownership: 1961-1982

King's Cross
King's Cross

Sporting FP white cab window surrounds, 55009 is seen at Kings Cross with 1L42 12.20 stopper to York on February 26th 1981. (Gary Thornton)

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King's Cross
King's Cross

55009 is captured at Kings Cross after working the 08.36 ex Peterborough. (Gary Thornton)

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King's Cross
King's Cross

55009 stands 'on the blocks' at Kings Cross after working 1G00, having replaced sister DPS machine 55019 at Peterborough. (Gary Thornton)

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St Neots
St Neots

Having lost its white windows upon transfer from FP to YK, 55009 speeds through St Neots with 1E10 09.10 Dundee-Kings Cross on July 27th 1981. (Gary Thornton)

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Montrose
Montrose

A photostop at Montrose during the Grampian Deltic railtour on December 12th 1981 is the setting for this shot. By this date, the Deltics had less than a month left in BR service. (Mike Cooper)

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York
York

55 009 waits at York with the Liverpool sercice on December 27th !981. (poworoy collection)

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Doncaster Works
Doncaster Works

After withdrawal, but prior to its purchase by the DPS, 55009 is started up at the famous Doncaster Works Open Day in February 1982. (Richard Senior)

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D9015/55015 in BR ownership: 1961-1982

Doncaster
Doncaster

55015 approaches Doncaster with the 1405 King's Cross-Yotk on October 18th 1981. (poworoy collection)

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York
York

55015 stands at York after working 1E50 2150 Liverpool-York on December 27th 1981. (poworoy collection)

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Doncaster
Doncaster

Pausing at Doncaster 55015 works north on 1F50 January 2nd 1982.(poworoy collection)

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Kinnaber
Kinnaber

On April 9th 1981, 55015 passes the signalbox at Kinnaber whist working the 12.40 Aberdeen-Edinburgh. (Mike Cooper)

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Montrose
Montrose

55015 stands at Montrose with the 12.40 Aberdeen-Edinburgh on February 2nd 1981. (Mike Cooper)

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Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park

Having hauled its last train in BR ownership earlier in the day, 55015 stands at Haymarket on January 2nd 1982. Anyone care to own up to being one of those doing the number rubbing? (Mike Cooper) Reply: The number rubbing individuals are Ritchie MacDonald and John McKenzie... I should know... John McKenzie

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Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Edinburgh Waverley, with 55015 at the head of the 11.25 Edinburgh-Plymouth on September 20th 1981. (Mike Cooper)

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Aberdeen
Aberdeen

A view at Aberdeen Ferryhill on October 24th 1981 after 55015 had worked north with the DPS 'Deltic Salute' railtour. (Mike Cooper)

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King's Cross
King's Cross

On a wet October 22nd 1980, 55015 is seen at Kings Cross. (Gary Thornton)

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Offord Cluney
Offord Cluney

Tulyar passes Offord Cluney with 1A13 09.36 Hull-Kings Cross on July 27th 1981. (Gary Thornton)

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Dunbar
Dunbar

55015 stands at the head of 1S12 (05.50 Kings Cross-Aberdeen) at Dunbar on August 15th 1981. (Gary Thornton)

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D9019/55019 in BR ownership: 1961-1982

King's Cross
King's Cross

55019 stands alongside an HST at Kings Cross after working 1A07 (08.07 York-Kings Cross). (Gary Thornton)

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Selby
Selby

55019 swings into Selby on September 20th 1981. (poworoy collection)

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York
York

55019 had required assistance from Peterborough in the shape of 31 175 whilst working 0550 Kings Cross-Aberdeen on November 14th 1981. The loco was taken out of traffic at York. (poworoy collection)

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Barrow Hill
Barrow Hill

55019 stands at Barrow Hill during an Open Day on October 5th 1980. Little did anybody know that in 2003, the DPS would open a depot here, where 55019 would be based. (Gary Thornton)

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King's Cross
King's Cross

A rather dirty 55019 stands at Kings Cross on October 22nd 1980. (Gary Thornton)

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Doncaster Works
Doncaster Works

Doncaster Works is the setting for this view of 55019 on February 27th 1982, taken during an Open Day which allowed visitors to see and photograph the withdrawn Deltics. (Richard Senior)

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King's Cross: 1980-1981

55009
55009

Looking rather splendid after a repaint, 55009 stands at Kings Cross after arrival on October 22nd 1981. (Gary Thornton)

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55008
55008

On February 26 1981, 55008 The Green Howards leaves 'The Cross' hauling the 14.03 to York. (Gary Thornton)

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55004
55004

Having worked the 21.20 overnight from Aberdeen, 55004 Queens Own Highlader stands alongside 40028 on April 24 1981. (Gary Thornton)

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55004
55004

55004 and a Peak (46031) at King's Cross on April 22nd 1981. (Gary Thornton)

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55009 55012
55009 55012

A pair of racehorses (55012 Crepello and 55009 Alycidon) with the 12.05 to Hull and 12.20 to York respectively on February 265500 1981. (Gary Thornton)

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55019
55019

55019 at Kings Cross, having arrived on 1B16, 07.50 ex Peterborough on January 8 1981. (Gary Thornton)

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55008 55011 55018
55008 55011 55018

On April 10 1980, three locos are in view here - 55018/08 in the foreground, while 55011 lurks in the distance. (Gary Thornton)

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55011
55011

55011 at King's Cross on September 13 1980. (Gary Thornton) Close

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55003
55003

55003 makes a smoky departure from Kings Cross on April 10 1980. (Gary Thornton)

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