Gardner 180 wrote:fatboyjoe90 wrote:Photo’s of Orrell Park Station with a train to Liverpool in the first photo.
Hi Chaps, The diesel locomotive in Joes picture of Orrell Park Station is an "English Electric" Class 40,
one of about 200 built from 1958, and were seen throughout most parts of the UK.
The "Deltic" diesels, of which there were only 22 of them, belonged to the Eastern Region of British Railways
and were mainly used on the East Coast Main Line between London, Kings Cross and Edinburgh.
The prototype Deltic locomotive which was also built by English Electric. Many of its component parts came
from English Electric factories here in the North West, the English Electric factory on the East Lancashire Road,
the English Electric factory at Strand Road, Preston, and I believe the prototype was assembled at the Locomotive
factory of English Electric/Vulcan foundry at Newton Le Willows, near Haydock.
Regards, Ray Smyth.
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