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Deltic Prototype at Peterborough North (1959)


Deltic prototype DP1 waiting at Peterborough North with a Kings Cross train in 1959.

DP1 first saw service in 1955 before being withdrawn and re-introduced with modifications in 1956, after which it went on to herald the order of 22 Class 55 Deltics to operate on the East Coast Main Line in 1959.

DP1 was withdrawn in 1961 after serious powerplant issues and was retired initially to the Science Museum in South Kensington and then, in 1993, to the National Railway Museum in York.