Sunday 6 October 2013

Prototype Deltic in Preston

Prototype Deltic DP1 on display at the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston on 6th October
The English Electric prototype Deltic DP1 was parked on outside display during the diesel gala on the Ribble Steam Railway at Preston over the weekend of 5th/6th October. The prototype diesel-electric locomotive is part of the National Collection, and has previously been on display at the Science Museum in London, the National Railway Museum at York and the NRM Locomotion at Shildon, before being loaned to the Ribble Steam Railway as part of the 2012 Preston Guild celebrations. The locomotive is now residing less than two miles away from the former English Electric factory at Strand Road in Preston where it was constructed in 1955.

The English Electric maker's plate displayed on the side of the No 1 end cab of prototype Deltic DP1
Prototype Deltic DP1 on display at the Ribble Steam Railway, with a diesel railbus about to depart from the platform

The driving position in the No 2 end cab of English Electric Deltic prototype DP1

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