Trans-Pennine Deltic

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Trans-Pennine Deltic

Sun 31 Dec 2017, 11:20 am

Saturday saw a railtour from York to Liverpool, marking 36 years since the final Deltic-hauled service over the Pennines..... same loco as on the final run in 1981, preserved 55009 'Alycidon' is seen approaching Morley on the outskirts of Leeds:

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Alisdair

Re: Trans-Pennine Deltic

Sun 31 Dec 2017, 12:01 pm

Great photo - love the Deltics (though how, in these environmentally puritan times, they are still permitted to operate an 18 cylinder 2 stroke diesel I'm not sure!)

Re: Trans-Pennine Deltic

Tue 02 Jan 2018, 10:11 am

Pity about the God Awful Green Fence. Nice set of Mk.2's to relive the 70's. otherwise nice catch.

Re: Trans-Pennine Deltic

Tue 02 Jan 2018, 10:34 pm

Great shot. Just wish it had sound!

Re: Trans-Pennine Deltic

Wed 03 Jan 2018, 7:16 am

Thanks for the comments; it sounded superb as it came around the curve! The consolation is the fence wasn't bright silver in colour.... but I think the fence went up the same time as the footbridge was constructed (in the last few years) as it replaced a flat crossing, so without it, there wouldn't have been a decent view!

Cheers
Alisdair

Re: Trans-Pennine Deltic

Wed 03 Jan 2018, 9:42 am

Nice one, Pity with every green Fence there is not a Silver footbridge!!. The Foliage will probably grow back to obscure it in a few years. Is that orange line along the roof meets body area a Modern Addition?

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Thu 04 Jan 2018, 8:40 pm

Georgeconna wrote:Nice one, Pity with every green Fence there is not a Silver footbridge!!. The Foliage will probably grow back to obscure it in a few years. Is that orange line along the roof meets body area a Modern Addition?



The orange line was a warning to crews not to climb above the line because of the overhead live wires.Ouch.Could be a nasty shock. :ghost:
Glyn

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Sat 06 Jan 2018, 4:51 pm

I caught Alycidon at Swanage when it was wearing a two tone green colour. It does look good in BR blue though.

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Mon 08 Jan 2018, 10:52 am

glyn wrote:
Georgeconna wrote:Nice one, Pity with every green Fence there is not a Silver footbridge!!. The Foliage will probably grow back to obscure it in a few years. Is that orange line along the roof meets body area a Modern Addition?



The orange line was a warning to crews not to climb above the line because of the overhead live wires.Ouch.Could be a nasty shock. :ghost:
Glyn


Thanks but it was not there in the 70's though. Adds a wee bit of colour.
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