Built between 1961-62 by the English Electric Company, the British Rail Class 55 Deltic, were designed for the high-speed express passenger services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML).
They gained the name "Deltic" from the prototype locomotive, DP1 Deltic named after its Napier Deltic power units.
Originally developed for marine application, the Deltic’s triangular configuration and high running speed (1,500 RPM) gave them a higher power to weight ratio than conventional diesel engines.
At the time of their introduction into service, the Class 55s were the most powerful single-unit diesel locomotives in the world, with a power output of 3,300 hp (2,500 kW).
The other notable features of the locomotive was its large size, by British standards, and striking American bulldog nosed styling.
- Size 900mm W x 300mm H
- Prices quoted are in $AUS.
- Plus $20.00 Postage and Handling (Aus Post) within Australia.
- Locomotives can be purchased as separate illustrations
- Additional sizes, colours and locomotive combinations available on request.
- Posters are unframed and mailed in protective cardboard tubes.