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Branchline OO Class 55 D9001 'St. Paddy' BR Two-Tone Green Weathered

Built: 1961 - 1962

Constructed by: English Electric

Duties: Express passenger

Highlights

• Illuminated head-code boxes

• Sprung buffers

• Driver figure fitted

• Etched name-plates

 History

 The Class 55 ‘Deltic’ diesel locomotive was built in 1961 and 1962 by English Electric for British Rail. They were designed specifically to power the high-speed express passenger services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between Edinburgh and London King's Cross, most notably the Flying Scotsman, taking over from the large roster of Pacific steam locomotives on the route. They also worked famous named trains such as the Hull Executive and Yorkshire Pullman. They gained the name "Deltic" from the prototype Deltic locomotive which was named after its Napier Deltic power units. Their striking original livery of two tone green emphasized their length and powerful bulk.

 Twenty-two locomotives were built, which dominated express passenger services on the ECML, particularly from London to Leeds and Edinburgh, until 1978 when High Speed Trains (HSTs) were introduced. They were subsequently relegated to semi-fast services on the Kings Cross to York, Edinburgh and Hull routes whilst continuing on sleeper services along the ECML. Other occasional destinations, although with no officially diagrammed work, included Cleethorpes, Stockport, Liverpool Lime Street and Aberdeen. They could be found on diversionary routes such as Newcastle to Edinburgh via Carlisle and the Waverley Route, and Doncaster to Peterborough via Lincoln and Spalding. During the latter years organised Railtours took them further afield to Worcester, Cardiff, Bognor Regis, Dover, Norwich and Exeter. The class was withdrawn from service between January 1980 and January 1982.

 By the time of the class’ withdrawal they had garnered a fanatical following. Six locomotives entered preservation during 1982 and 1983, and several have subsequently operated on the main line, both on railtours and for Virgin Trains on its Cross-Country network, in place of the diagrammed Class 47s.


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NOTE - On large mail items (over 1 Metre) Large mail items over 1m will have a delay due to shipping via courier being needed. Please note additional smaller items may incur an additional shipping fee.

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How much are pre-orders?
Pre-order prices are defined at the time based off what we initially received from the manufacturer. This means that when we receive the product (to send to you), manufacturing costs, taxes, and even economic shifts in the country of the manufacturer, could affect the final price when we receive it in store. So, we suggest you use the price shown only as a point of reference, as it may not be derivative of the final price when it is received and ready to be sent to you.

How long do I have to wait for my pre-order?
The wait time depends on the release date of the pre-order product, and the time you placed your order. Pre-order release times also vary per product, per manufacturer, transportation and many other factors. If a release date is given from the manufacturer, please note that this is still subjective due to circumstances out of our control, and this isn’t indicative of our in-store stock date this could be a day or two after the release date.

Why am I being charged for my pre-order, even though the product isnt released yet?
This is pre-payment for an item's payment and delivery costs that isn’t released yet (pre-order) to ensure as soon as it arrives your order can be fulfilled and sent out to you a.s.a.p. Not all orders will be charged shipping depending on size, and total order amount (see our website for current shipping to find out more and our shipping policy for more information).

Read our full FAQ on Frequently Asked Questions page.

For detailed information on shipping of pre orders please read our Shipping Policy.

For detailed information on returns of pre orders please read our Returns Policy.
Branchline OO Class 55 D9001 'St. Paddy' BR Two-Tone Green Weathered

Built: 1961 - 1962

Constructed by: English Electric

Duties: Express passenger

Highlights

• Illuminated head-code boxes

• Sprung buffers

• Driver figure fitted

• Etched name-plates

 History

 The Class 55 ‘Deltic’ diesel locomotive was built in 1961 and 1962 by English Electric for British Rail. They were designed specifically to power the high-speed express passenger services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between Edinburgh and London King's Cross, most notably the Flying Scotsman, taking over from the large roster of Pacific steam locomotives on the route. They also worked famous named trains such as the Hull Executive and Yorkshire Pullman. They gained the name "Deltic" from the prototype Deltic locomotive which was named after its Napier Deltic power units. Their striking original livery of two tone green emphasized their length and powerful bulk.

 Twenty-two locomotives were built, which dominated express passenger services on the ECML, particularly from London to Leeds and Edinburgh, until 1978 when High Speed Trains (HSTs) were introduced. They were subsequently relegated to semi-fast services on the Kings Cross to York, Edinburgh and Hull routes whilst continuing on sleeper services along the ECML. Other occasional destinations, although with no officially diagrammed work, included Cleethorpes, Stockport, Liverpool Lime Street and Aberdeen. They could be found on diversionary routes such as Newcastle to Edinburgh via Carlisle and the Waverley Route, and Doncaster to Peterborough via Lincoln and Spalding. During the latter years organised Railtours took them further afield to Worcester, Cardiff, Bognor Regis, Dover, Norwich and Exeter. The class was withdrawn from service between January 1980 and January 1982.

 By the time of the class’ withdrawal they had garnered a fanatical following. Six locomotives entered preservation during 1982 and 1983, and several have subsequently operated on the main line, both on railtours and for Virgin Trains on its Cross-Country network, in place of the diagrammed Class 47s.


Order before 11am, and your item will ship same day (Australia Only)

If your order is coming from more than one location: We suggest you order with Standard Shipping rather than Express (this is due in part to transportation time between stores to get your order combined and sent from 1 location which will delay your "express" postage option).


NOTE - On large mail items (over 1 Metre) Large mail items over 1m will have a delay due to shipping via courier being needed. Please note additional smaller items may incur an additional shipping fee.

For more information, or if you are buying Internationally? Feel free to read our Shipping Policy before ordering

What are pre-orders?
Pre-orders are as the name suggests, placing an advanced pre-release order on an item. This means that the order you are placing is for the future release of a product that has yet to be released, or re-stocked.

How much are pre-orders?
Pre-order prices are defined at the time based off what we initially received from the manufacturer. This means that when we receive the product (to send to you), manufacturing costs, taxes, and even economic shifts in the country of the manufacturer, could affect the final price when we receive it in store. So, we suggest you use the price shown only as a point of reference, as it may not be derivative of the final price when it is received and ready to be sent to you.

How long do I have to wait for my pre-order?
The wait time depends on the release date of the pre-order product, and the time you placed your order. Pre-order release times also vary per product, per manufacturer, transportation and many other factors. If a release date is given from the manufacturer, please note that this is still subjective due to circumstances out of our control, and this isn’t indicative of our in-store stock date this could be a day or two after the release date.

Why am I being charged for my pre-order, even though the product isnt released yet?
This is pre-payment for an item's payment and delivery costs that isn’t released yet (pre-order) to ensure as soon as it arrives your order can be fulfilled and sent out to you a.s.a.p. Not all orders will be charged shipping depending on size, and total order amount (see our website for current shipping to find out more and our shipping policy for more information).

Read our full FAQ on Frequently Asked Questions page.

For detailed information on shipping of pre orders please read our Shipping Policy.

For detailed information on returns of pre orders please read our Returns Policy.

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