55001 `ST PADDY` has just moved off the fueler and is about to enter Gasworks Tunnel at Kings Cross . 24.09.1977. One of only a couple of shots of 55001 I have . Unfortunately taken with a Praktica with lens wide open at a slow shutter speed , resulted in a less than sharp image. © geecee
class 55 55001
55001`ST PADDY `awaits its fate at Doncaster Works , on 08 04 1979 The class 31 is 31187.
class 55 55002
55002 `THE KING`S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY `enters Newark Station in far from perfect weather , with 1L 41 10.05 Kings Cross to York , on 28.04.1981.
55003 `MELD` with the nose covered in flies drifts downgrade towards Gasworks Tunnel and the Cross , on 28.07.1979.
55003`MELD` next to 37039 at Peterborough stabling point on 12 05 1979
55003 `MELD` next to 37039 on Peterborough stabling point. 12.05.1979. ©geecee
55004 `QUEENS OWN HIGHLANDER` , 40068 and a 31 manouever at Kings Cross fueler on a drab 24.09.1977.
class 55 55004
55004 ` QUEENS OWN HIGHLANDER ` races through Hadley Wood with 1E11 08.45 Aberdeen to Kings Cross ( from Edinburgh ) on 17.09.1977.
55004 ` QUEEN`S OWN HIGHLANDER ` powers passed Haymarket , with 05.50 am Kings Cross to Aberdeen , on 02.05.1981.
class 55 55005
55005 has a problem and has been replaced by 55012 on the 1N00 9.30 Kings Cross to Newcastle , at Doncaster on a dreary , damp , 08.04.1979.
55005`THE PRINCE OF WALES`S OWN REGIMENT OF YORKSHIRE` , HST 254015 and class 40 40074 await departure from the Cross on a very wet 22.06.1978. © geecee
55006 `THE FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY` powers along the slow at Careby , with 12.15 York to Kings Cross on 25.08.1979. ©geecee
class 55 55007
55007 `PINZA` at high speed , passes Careby , with 12.20 Kings Cross to York , on 25.08.1979. I remember that this could be heard , approaching , for at least 2 minutes.
class 55 55008
55008 `THE GREEN HOWARDS` at Haymarket shed on 09.09.1979.
55008 `THE GREEN HOWARDS` climbs away from Kings Cross , between the tunnels, with sleeper ECS , on 28.07.1979. Kings Cross steam depot , 34A , used to occupy the site on the other side of the arches.
class 55 55020
55008 `THE GREEN HOWARDS` on the left and 55020 `NIMBUS` at Doncaster works. 08.04.1979. 55020 never returned to service.
55010 ` THE KING`S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERER` powers northward at Bishopthorpe ,towards Chaloners Whin Junction , with 16.05 Kings Cross to York , on 22.06.1979. This line was closed due to subsidence and a diversion line built and opened in 1983. © geecee
class 55 55011
55011 ` THE ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS ` waits to depart Edinburgh Waverley with 20.20 to Ki ngs Cross , on a wet and misty 04.10.1979.
class 55 55012
55012 `CREPELLO ` arrives at Newark with 09.33 Hull to Kings Cross , on 27.04.1981.
55012 `CREPELLO` pauses at Grantham with 19.55 York to Kings Cross on 27.04.1981. A quick exit from the train , set up , click and back on the train for a thrash to the Cross. Those were great times !
55013 ` THE BLACK WATCH` at York with 1E14 10.40 Aberdeen to Kings Cross , `THE ABERDONIAN`. 28.08.1978
55013 `THE BLACK WATCH` makes a customary smokey exit from the Cross , between Gasworks and Copenhagen tunnels , with 12.20 to York , on 18.08.1979. It is passing beneath the north London line. © geecee
55013`THE BLACK WATCH` turns off the main onto the platform lines at Peterborough , with 12.15 York to Kings Cross on 27.10.1979. © geecee
class 55 55014
55014 `THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON`S REGIMENT` at top speed , drones passed Barkston Junction, with 16.30 Hull to the Cross , on 27.04.1981.