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North Norfolk Railway 7/7

To finish this series a shot taken at Weybourne of a more modern diesel locomotive, albeit one that has served its time and been replaced by the current trend for multiple unit trains instead of locomotive hauled ones. Deltic No.55019 Royal Highland Fusilier was visiting the North Norfolk Railway for a gala prior to our short holiday in Sheringham and was stabled at the main locomotive depot at Weybourne before being taken out on to the national network to another venue via the recently opened link between the NNR and Network Rail.

 

North Norfolk Railway 7/7

To finish this series a shot taken at Weybourne of a more modern diesel locomotive, albeit one that has served its time and been replaced by the current trend for multiple unit trains instead of locomotive hauled ones. Deltic No.55019 Royal Highland Fusilier was visiting the North Norfolk Railway for a gala prior to our short holiday in Sheringham and was stabled at the main locomotive depot at Weybourne before being taken out on to the national network to another venue via the recently opened link between the NNR and Network Rail.

 

comments (14)

Power, even in repose.
Brian Walbey: And they sounded good as well Graeme.
One of the better looking diesel classes Brian, there is a Deltic event on the East Lancs in the next few weeks.
Brian Walbey: I guess you will go to the Deltic event Les, I really enjoyed seeing one in action at the GCR a while back.
These were powerful locomotives that lead the way of the transition from coal and steam engines... they are also pioneers of the rails....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I think they were the most powerful diesels of their time in the U.K.Peter and yet they they only had a fairly short life span.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Sep 2012, 03:11
Doesn't have the draw of steam, Brian, but I love the sensation of standing near to one when it is idling...the whole environment seems to be vibrating at 300RPM and you feel rather than hear the sound it makes...
Brian Walbey: When they revved one of these the sound was amazing Ray, and on full noise through a station, terrific, about the only diesels I really have liked much.
I think the colors on this are very nice
Brian Walbey: Before railway privatisation these were the main colours of most of the locomotives, now of course they are all sorts of colours.
I remember having a train annual when Deltic was the new cutting edge technology!
Brian Walbey: You say having so I guess the book is with you no longer, what a shame.
Blue and yellow works very well as a colour combination.
Brian Walbey: Yes the old Network Rail colours I presume Richard.
Lovely colours Brian, well captured.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Fred.
Looks like a very good location
Brian Walbey: Yes Weybourne is the main centre for the storage and maintenance of engines, there isn't really room at Sheringham.
Very nice capture Brian. I really like the colours here!
Brian Walbey: The livery is the Network Rail one prior to all of our railway system being privatised.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Sep 2012, 19:24
Not quite the right setting for a Deltic but none the less very good to see one
Brian Walbey: They have quite a large fleet of diesels, as do a lot of preserved lines, better then them being scrapped I suppose for historical purposes, and of course younger people never saw steam in action.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Sep 2012, 20:44
nice to see that old logo again
Brian Walbey: Yes a few have been preserved Paul, thank goodness for that, they are fine engines.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Sep 2012, 21:46
I think these things used to do the West Coast mainline before the HSTs came in? Strange to think that they are now preserved; ugly-looking brutes.
Brian Walbey: They were built for the east coast main line Alan to take over from the A1's to A4's, I use to see them every day when I went to and from work in London up till the mid 70's. I'm please a few have been preserved and it is actually great to see them in action as I did at the GCR a while back.
wonderful series on trains again, Brian. I have recommended it on facebook to a group of Railroad fans
Brian Walbey: I'm so pleased you enjoyed this series Juan and thanks for recommending it to some contacts of yours.

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