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Picture of Class 55 Deltic locomotive number 55022 Royal Scots Grey at Newcastle central station. At 3300 horsepower, the BR Type 5 Deltics were one of the most powerful diesel locomotives ever used in front line service in the UK. Zug, Model Steam Trains, Union Pacific Train, Railroad Art, Steam Engine Trains, Traction Engine, Western Region, British Rail, Old Trains

Trackside Classic: 1961 British Rail Class 55 'Deltic' Diesel Locomotive – A Distinctive Roar of Confidence on Britain’s Rails - Curbside Classic

(first posted 12/5/2014) CC has already heard the story of Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive and pride of the London and North Eastern Railway. But by 1960, Mallard and […]

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mark oxlade
Trackside Classic: 1961 British Rail Class 55 ‘Deltic’ Diesel Locomotive – A Distinctive Roar of Confidence on Britain’s Rails | Curbside Classic Kingscross Station, Garden Railroad, Train Video, Traction Engine, Steam Railway, British Railways, Western Region, Tyne And Wear, Trainspotting

Trackside Classic: 1961 British Rail Class 55 'Deltic' Diesel Locomotive – A Distinctive Roar of Confidence on Britain’s Rails - Curbside Classic

(first posted 12/5/2014) CC has already heard the story of Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive and pride of the London and North Eastern Railway. But by 1960, Mallard and […]

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Stuart Petre
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[UK / Expert] First Class 69 leaves paint shop in old-skool British Rail livery

Last month, Railcolor News reported on GB Railfreight expanding its fleet with 'Class 69' locomotives - former Class 56s being modernized and getting a major overhaul. 69 001 was shown testing at the Severn Valley Railway in a grey primer coating.Now, GB Railfreight (GBRf) has unveiled 69002 - t

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Martin J Dean
Ken Yer Liveries | A schematic diagram representing the major (and many minor) liveries worn by coaching stock (hauled and multiple units) under the British Rail brand from the Rail Blue of the Corporate Identity Manual in 1965 to the end of "Sectorisation".  The colourful schemes (some pleasant, others not so) of the regional Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) are included for fun.  Health warning - this is a schematic representation and no attempt has b Zug, Train Signage, Train Branding, Corporate Identity Manual, Railway Logo, Transport Art, N Scale Train Layout, Schematic Diagram, Work Train

Ken Yer Liveries

A schematic diagram representing the major (and many minor) liveries worn by coaching stock (hauled and multiple units) under the British Rail brand from the Rail Blue of the Corporate Identity Manual in 1965 to the end of "Sectorisation". The colourful schemes (some pleasant, others not so) of the regional Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) are included for fun. Health warning - this is a schematic representation and no attempt has been made to actually map the colours. Instead the basic…

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Lukas Novotny
British Rail electro-diesel loco 74004 London Waterloo | Flickr Kingston, Exeter, British Rail, Electric Locomotive, Train Pictures, Diesel Locomotive, Action Figure Accessories, Sunday Afternoon, A Class

British Rail electro-diesel loco 74004 London Waterloo

On 18 September 1977, electro-diesel loco 74004 is seen shunting at London Waterloo. It would work the 15.08 Waterloo - RIchmond - Kingston - Waterloo service, formed of an Exeter line 8-set of loco-hauled coaches which had been turned as a result of diversion via Westbury on its up service. This Sunday afternoon move occurred on several occasions, proving a delight for enthusiasts and an eye-opener for "normal" punters. Class 74 was withdrawn at the end of this year and the following year a…

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