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bryn station
Photo: walt prescott
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Item #: 17634
class 45 engineers ballast train

Comment by: dougie on 23rd April 2011 at 23:09

Nice shot of the old station

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 24th April 2011 at 00:10

Always loved the big deltics, as kids we used to wait on millies bridge for them to pass through.

Comment by: owdbill on 24th April 2011 at 09:42

That's not a Deltic-It's a Peak (Class 45 )

Comment by: Colin Rowlands on 19th May 2011 at 19:34

Apart from the prototype and the test runs from Vulcan, the Deltics worked on the Ease Coast from King's Cross to Aberdeen.

Comment by: Ron on 31st August 2012 at 16:21

They did run the Deltics through Bryn! but only when they were being tested from The Vulcan Works! saw them a few times in the 50s

Comment by: Ruth Strong on 14th July 2014 at 23:34

I saw a Deltic on one of those test runs around 1955 or 56. I was about 6. Might have been 1957. My friend David and I spent many happy hours trainspotting from the wooden steps and we got in trouble when we were late for school. We couldn't believe our eyes to see a Deltic: it was like something out of Dan Dare and we were late for school so we got our legs smacked.

Comment by: Alb on 13th September 2019 at 14:48

This is what's sad about today. Kids playing free and watching trains back then, trainspotting was a fav past time. Now they make it so hard to do these innocent thungs: watching trains from a bridge for instance, try doing that these days when they deliberately built the walls too high you can't see over them. Now just a soulless copy and paste station that you see these days with metal seats and yet more CCTV cameras. Everytime they modernise a place, be it a building or station, up goes the CCTV cameras that weren't there previously. So all that public tax money used to surveil us even more.

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