The Silver Jubilee 1977

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The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by hq1hitchin » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:52 pm

Anyone else remember seeing this service? The inaugral Down train near Arlesey in 1977. The Deltic had been lovingly hand cleaned specially at Clarence Yard
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Re: The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by 52A » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:20 pm

Yes I remember it well!
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Re: The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by woberty » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:10 pm

May i ask which racehorse this is ?
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Re: The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by hq1hitchin » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:33 pm

Not a racehorse for once - think it was 55013 The Black Watch
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Re: The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by hq1hitchin » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:40 pm

52A wrote:Yes I remember it well!
Lucky man - in those days the only momentoes I got might have been the occasional orange recovered off the floor of an empty Transfesa wagon! Still, at least I heard the 'deep throated hum' coming towards me from quite a distance that sunny morn. East Coast elegance...
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Re: The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by geoffshumba » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:07 pm

On the topic of Deltics, another thread reminded me of an occasion when I was about 12; we heard that a circus train was coming to Ashington. At that time the only locos seen on the line were J27, Q6 and K1. Imagine our astonishment when it turned up with a Deltic hauling it! This was surpassed however by another occasion. If the wind was in the right direction I could just hear Deltics on the ECML late at night. Imagine my surprise one day when I woke up to the sound of a Deltic that souded as if it was 200 yards away. When I got up I discovered that the reason was because it had been 200 yards away! There was a diversion and we saw many ECML trains during that day; it seemed extrordinary seeing this traffic passing the end of my street. I had seen all of the locos before, so didn't take a note of any numbers.

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Re: The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by Ferrybridge Flyer » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:03 pm

That photo should have been shown to the Gateshead cleaners!!
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Re: The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by Deltic18 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:35 pm

Afternoon all

The first run from Kings Cross was Deltic 12 'Crepello' (I was on it from Darlington to Newcastle) and if I remember correctly, the return working was Deltic 22 'Royal Scots Grey'.

Keep The Faith

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Re: The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by Deltic18 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:39 pm

BTW, the photo is not a shot of the first run as Deltic 13 didn't get the silver roof treatment until it was chosen to take place in the Rainhill celebrations.

Keith

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Re: The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by AndyG » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:08 am

Deltic18 wrote:The first run from Kings Cross was Deltic 12 'Crepello' (I was on it from Darlington to Newcastle) and if I remember correctly, the return working was Deltic 22 'Royal Scots Grey'.
8th June 1977.
55012 on the 0745 Kings Cross-Edinburgh.White buffers and a headboard (not the one above).
55022 on the 1500 Edinburgh-Kings Cross.Silver buffers (which had buffed up to something) and the same (or similar) headboard.

I saw both workings at Waverley.

Andy

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Re: The Silver Jubilee 1977

Post by hq1hitchin » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:51 pm

Humble apologies, I got my slides mixed up. Here is the genuine article, complete with headboard, passing Arlesey. A credit to Clarence Yd and Hornsey C.S.
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