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[Photoplug] Deltic prototype at the Ribble Steam Railway

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by wcmlbls1846, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. wcmlbls1846

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    The Deltic prototype made a rare open air appearance during the Ribble's diesel gala last weekend (5 - 6 October). Here are six photos, including two night shots:

    http://andrewstransport.smugmug.com...-2013/32319893_Hv4Vcr#!i=2812745741&k=LKV45dP

    Cheers

    Andrew N
     
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    Possibly the best looking diesel locomotive of all time :) Great pics
     
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    I never liked the nose on it. Bit too much American influence IMO
     
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    • Just out of curiosity does the prototype still have its engines and traction equipment , i assume its not been restored by the NRM to operational status? as a prototype i assume that spare parts from a scrapped production loco could not be used , when it was placed in york museum if there was a plan to revive it. from the NRM
     
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    The loco is virtually complete, allegedly some engine parts are removed.

    Last chance on 3rd & 4th October to see this iconic loco in it's home city of Preston
     
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    I thought it had been withdrawn from service due to severe engine damage.
    Ray.
     
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    It was, the DPS guys know the full story. EE put engine castings into the loco for display, not complete engines - which were removed and used elsewhere, being a different pattern to the engines in the production locos
     
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    But what a sight when you first heard and saw one, nothing like anything you had ever seen before. A remarkable step change in railway motive power.
     
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    And it's been out on another jolly today on a Teddy Bears'Surprise; last chance tomorrow as the NRM are recalling it for exhibition at Shildon later this month.

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    The loan expires at the end of the month Fred anyway, it's just coming back a week early...
     
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    I never realised how high the nose on a class 14 really was - it's pretty much the same as the deltic's
     
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    DP1 leaving Preston tomorrow - I'm afraid I don't know the times.

    UPDATE 2 - current eta is 5ish - split across 3 low loaders (1 bogey on each & then the body)!
     
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    I bet someone is delighted they have now had to shell out for 3 lorries plus the crane.....
     
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    Yeah, they are not as small as you assume they are.
     

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