2272 - Photo: Cedric A. Clayson ( John Clayson).

A green and as yet un-named D9010 passes Grantham on Thursday 16th August 1962 with the short lived 1A33 09:45 Edinburgh - King's Cross "The Elizabethan" service. The two non-stop Elizabethan services originating King's Cross 09:30 and Edinburgh 09:45 were introduced from the start of the summer timetable on 18th June 1962 and lasted until the timetables end on 9th September. It had been hoped by British Rail that relief crews would travel in the rear cabs thus enabling a complete non-stop service akin to that which ran in steam powered days. London crews were in fact prepared to pass the whole six hours of the journey in the noisy cab of a Deltic diesel, however, their northern colleagues (Haymarket men) were not so amenable to the idea and an un-advertised stop at Newcastle was introduced for crew changes. With the stop for crew changes in operation it was decided to use it as an additional pick-up and this service began on the 16th July 1962.

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