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The Deltics – Worthy Successors to the A4s ?

Tue 9th July @ 19:30 - 22:00

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A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City Branch presentation by Michael Smyth.

The Deltics and the A4s have a common background in that both were the result of developments of Germany diesel engine technology in the 1930s. This talk explains how this came about and then continues with the story of Deltics in mainline service to their withdrawal at the end of 1981. It concludes with a summary of their subsequent use in preservation up to the present day. It is illustrated with photographs from the 1960s onwards, all taken by the speaker and unpublished. Ideally it will stir memories of these exceptional machines and provoke comment and discussion.

Doors open at 19:00


Tue 9th July
19:30 - 22:00


HTC Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City branch

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Michael Smyth
Dave Elsdon
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HTC Hitchin
Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Upper Tilehouse Street
Hitchin, SG5 2EE United Kingdom
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