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« on: July 10, 2020, 06:03:03 pm »

I was watching "Train Truckers" on Yesterday last night, when there was a scene inside the Crewe LNWR Heritage Workshop. I thought I saw "DP2" on a first-generation-looking English Electric diesel on the left hand side.

As far as I know the locomotive was dismantled after its beyond repair accident in 1967, and various parts ended up in various class 50s.

Did my old eyes deceive me (that's quite possible), was somebody "'avin a larf" or is there actually a replica-building project that I know nothing about and can't find any information about online??

IF there was such a project ir would appear to be a little odd to me, because as the effective prototype for the class 50s it was almost a class 50 with a Deltic bodyshell.

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2020, 08:45:55 pm »

It was 9016 disguised!

Delticí No. D9016 Gordon Highlander under restoration inside Crewe Diesel Depot during January. Note the irreverent addition of the DP2 number.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2020, 11:09:32 pm »

Thanks for the information, which confirms two things - firstly, I wasn't seeing things that weren't there, and secondly that someone with a long memory was having a laugh!

As I often said as my eyesight deteriorated, it is better to see things that aren't there than not see things that are there.

(Like that bleeding lamp post I walked into last Saturday and prossibly cracked a rib...)
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