Deltics – 1965 to the present day

On 9th April Richard Walsh from the Deltic Preservation Society presented his talk which was divided into three parts

The reason why the Deltics came into being; when/how they were built and the use to which they were put and, finally, their life in preservation.

Richard commenced his talk with a review of the original Deltic (DP1) which was built by Dick Kerr at Preston and then described the introduction of the 22 production Deltics built at Vulcan Foundry which replaced 55 steam engines, The withdrawal of the fleet was described as they were superseded by HSTs and finally the life of the remaining 6 locomotives which survived, three of which are owned by the DPS.

A fascinating account of the life and times of the Deltics which was attended by 24 members and guests