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Offline HS93

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A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement
« on: May 30, 2011, 10:11:01 AM »
A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement for mainline freight duties

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13592652

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Re: A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 01:13:37 PM »
Marvellous!....I love old trains...and no I aint a train spotter...

But, there is something about older technology that just tugs the heart strings.....this is one of them.

Thanks for sharing.. :thumbup:

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Re: A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 04:07:39 PM »
Wow, I see one of those all the time at the Shildon railway museum. I'm not a train spotter either but I might have to go and try to catch a glimpse of that in action! Cheers  :thumbup:
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Re: A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 06:05:02 AM »
Wow indeed, I remember seeing and feeling them thundering past my dads old wooden signal box in the summer holdays, when I was a kid way back in the 70's.

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Re: A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 09:40:50 AM »
Hi All

Does anybody have any idea on how long this loco was put back into service?

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 10:48:05 AM »
about 50 feet I reckon :) :) :) :lol:
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Re: A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 11:34:10 AM »
about 50 feet I reckon :) :) :) :lol:
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sorry I'll go stand in the naughty corner

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Re: A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 06:39:27 PM »
 :lol:

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Re: A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 06:58:38 PM »
The deltic engine is a true work of art. The simplicity, the power and the compact size just blow me away. I have dribbled over the cutaway one in the National Rail Museum a couple of times.

But I had never seen one doing any work.

Thanks Peter

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Re: A Deltic locomotive has been brought out of retirement
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012, 06:23:57 AM »
 :thumbup: During the latter years in the Royal Navy I served in Coniston class Mine Hunters/Sweepers (for those in UK HMS Bronnington Prince Charles old boat) in the engine room department, these boats ran 2 Deltics, 18 pistons, 2 stroke all encased in a triangular casing, follow this link for basic concept http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Napier_deltic_animation_large.gif
When the engine was in neutral the sounded like a bucket of nuts and bolts being shaken up an alarming noise for any new engine room staff but flat out 1478 rpm it was music to my ears, a high pitch whine (hearing protection was a must), both engines flat out burned (on a nice calm day) 2 Gallons a Minute with a 75 gallon dry sump oil system.
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edit: fixed icon. Don
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