Published on Aug 14, 2015
The Deltic prototype was allocated to Speke Shed on October 24, 1955 - and we'll be marking the 60th anniversary with a very special celebration!
On Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25, it's our "Diamond Deltic" event - where DP1 will be joined by the NRM's operational Deltic 55002 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
And, thanks to the Deltic Preservation Society, D9009 Alycidon and 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier are also due to attend.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a passenger ride with a Deltic* and access cabs of Deltics on display. Shildon Model Railway Club will run model Deltics on their model railway layout throughout the weekend, and families will be able to enjoy a fun themed craft activity.
* Charge applies for train rides. For more information on the event, please call the museum on 01388 771439. #DiamondDeltic
As part of the celebration, Locomotionmodels.com, the NRM's online enterprise, will release limited edition models of both DP1 and 55002. Each model will be presented in three variants - pristine, weathered and sound. For more information, please call the Locomotionmodels.com team on 01388 771413.