Well-loved loco comes to town
BRITAIN'S best-loved diesel locomotive is to pay a return visit to East Anglia's main line for one day only next month.The powerful Deltic locomotive D9000 Royal Scots Grey will pull two service trains on August 11, leaving London at 10.
By Paul Geater
BRITAIN'S best-loved diesel locomotive is to pay a return visit to East Anglia's main line for one day only next month.
The powerful Deltic locomotive D9000 Royal Scots Grey will pull two service trains on August 11, leaving London at 10.30am, calling at Ipswich at 11.39am and arriving at Norwich at 12.24pm.
It will return on the 14:00 from Norwich, calling at Ipswich at 14:41 and returning to London at 15:52.
Normal ticket prices will apply, but the trains are expected to be popular with rail enthusiasts from across southern England who are expected to take a day-trip to East Anglia.
Deltics were used to haul British Railways' most prestigious trains from London to Edinburgh, Newcastle and Leeds – including the Flying Scotsman – for 20 years from 1962.
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All 22 were withdrawn from normal service 20 years ago, but five have been preserved and are regular visitors to the main line.