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Deltic under Peacock Bridge (1977)

Class 55 Deltic #55020 “Nimbus” powers northbound under Peacock Bridge and passed the Bennie Lifts Factory in April 1977.

“Nimbus” was one of the first two Deltics to be withdrawn from service in the late 1970s and was cut up at Doncaster in 1978 albeit rumours in the rail world suggested she was being kept under wraps at Derby well into the 1990s as a possible prototype for a nuclear powered engine. This wonderful rumour was dispelled relatively recently when images of her 1978 destruction were made public !