Photo: walt prescott
Item #: 17634
Nice shot of the old station
Always loved the big deltics, as kids we used to wait on millies bridge for them to pass through.
That's not a Deltic-It's a Peak (Class 45 )
Apart from the prototype and the test runs from Vulcan, the Deltics worked on the Ease Coast from King's Cross to Aberdeen.
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
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.
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.