Deltics DVD, Part 1: 1955 to 1978




The Definitive Account of the Legendary Class 55.

This programme tells the Deltic story from 1955 to 1978.

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 and 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 and 9012 on the Tees-Tyne Pullman.

55018 and 55020 with small headcode dots.

 ‘Deltics’ off the beaten track at Sherburn and Saxilby.

Plus 55005 at Lincoln.

55007 on the ‘Man of Kent’ railtour and 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 and 55016.

The introduction of the ‘Hull Executive’ with 55012.

Plus plenty of action with all twenty-two ‘Deltics’ on the East Coast Main Line.

Approx. 60 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Transport Video Publishing (TVP).