55015 - 1975

9015/55015 (1974).....55015 (1976)

January

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3 - 1S17 10:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh, "The Flying Scotsman".
4 - 1S42 16:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh, "The Talisman".
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7 - 1L13 11:25 King's Cross - Harrogate.
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13 - Stratford TMD.
Tyre turning.
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s19 - 1N29 18:00 King's Cross - Newcastle.
20 - 1N25 17:00 King's Cross - Newcastle, "The Tees-Tyne Pullman".
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24 - 1A11 08:25 Newcastle - King's Cross.
1L22 15:55 King's Cross - Leeds, "The Leeds Executive".
25 - 1A03 07:30 Leeds - King's Cross.
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29 - 1S16 08:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh.
Haymarket TMD.
1E25 16:00 Edinburgh - King's Cross, "The Talisman".
30 - 1S16 08:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh.
Haymarket TMD.
1E25 16:00 Edinburgh - King's Cross, "The Talisman".
31 - 1S16 08:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh.
Haymarket TMD.
1E25 16:00 Edinburgh - King's Cross, "The Talisman".

February

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1 - 1S16 08:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh.
Haymarket TMD.
1E25 16:00 Edinburgh - King's Cross, "The Talisman".
s2 -  
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5 - To Doncaster Works - Unclassified repair.
No.1 power unit 422 'BC' crankcase bolt broken - 422 replaced by 457, No.1 traction motor was replaced
and No.5 traction motor nose suspension bracket was repaired
.
6 - Doncaster Works.
7 - Released from Doncaster Works.
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s9 -  
10 -  
11 -  
12 - 1L22 15:55 King's Cross - Leeds, "The Leeds Executive".
13 -  
14 - 1A07 07:20 Newcastle - King's Cross, "The Newcastle Executive".
15 - 1N08 09:00 King's Cross - Newcastle.
1A30 15:10 Newcastle - King's Cross.
s16 -  
17 - 1A48 06:42 Grantham - King's Cross.
18 -  
19 -  
20 - 24 hour industrial action beginning 06:00 (signalmen strike).
21 - 1N10 11:00 King's Cross - Newcastle.
22 - 0B01.
1S32 12:00 King's Cross - Aberdeen, "The Aberdonian" to Edinburgh.
s23 -  
24 - To Doncaster Works - Unclassified repair.
No.2 auxiliary generator drive disintegrated - this was renewed.
25 - Doncaster Works.
26 - Released from Doncaster Works.
27 - 24 hour industrial action beginning 06:00 (signalmen strike).
Two train operation between Doncaster & Peterborough locomotives used 40057 & 55015
...
Up trains 2B30 & down 2D30. 55015 worked as follows
...

2B30 07:40 Doncaster - Peterborough (31 late).
2D30 10:00 Peterborough - Doncaster (42 late).
2B30 12:40 Doncaster - Peterborough (33 late).
2D30 15:00 Peterborough - Doncaster.
2B30 17:40 Doncaster - Peterborough
.

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March

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8 - 1S35 14:00 King's Cross - Aberdeen, to Edinburgh.
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15 - 1A07 07:20 Newcastle - King's Cross, "The Newcastle Executive".
1S35 14:00 King's Cross - Aberdeen, to Edinburgh.
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17 -  
18 - 1E11 08:55 Aberdeen - King's Cross, from Edinburgh.
19 - 1S35 14:00 King's Cross - Aberdeen, to Edinburgh.
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27 - 1A11 08:25 Newcastle - King's Cross.
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April

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10 - 1A16 09:52 Harrogate - King's Cross, "The Yorkshire Pullman".
11 - 1A32 17:00 Newcastle - King's Cross.
12 - 1E11 08:55 Aberdeen - King's Cross, from Edinburgh.
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s27 - 1E05 09:40 Edinburgh - King's Cross (via Cambridge).
28 - King's Cross. PIC
29 - 1S35 14:00 King's Cross - Aberdeen, to Edinburgh.
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May

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s4 -  
5 - New timetable period.
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10 - King's Cross Loco (AM).
s11 - 1S33 13:00 King's Cross - Aberdeen, to Edinburgh..
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17 - Gateshead TMD.
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23 - To Doncaster Works - Unclassified repair.
Power units No.1 457 continuous high water temperature & No.2 429 failure of auxiliary generator drive
on three occasions - No.1 end radiators were replaced and No.2 power unit 429 replaced by 451. The No.2
end primary gearbox was also replaced
.
24 - Doncaster Works.
s25 - Doncaster Works.
26 - Doncaster Works.
27 - Doncaster Works.
28 - Released from Doncaster Works.
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June

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s1 -  
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7 - Haymarket TMD.
0E11 Haymarket - Waverley.
P.Ref
1E11 08:50 Aberdeen - King's Cross, from Edinburgh to Newcastle (47406 forward).
s8 -  
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s15 -  
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17 - To Doncaster Works - Unclassified repair.
No.1 power unit 457 suspected leaking cylinders - no fault was found, however, No.1 fan gearbox and
shaft were replaced
.
18 - Doncaster Works.
19 - Released from Doncaster Works.
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21 -  
s22 -  
23 -  
24 - To Doncaster Works - Rectification.
No.1 power unit 457 fan shaft uncoupled and overspeed trip damaged - the cardan shaft and Martinair
unit were replaced
.
25 - Released from Doncaster Works.
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s29 - 1S32 12:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh.
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July

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1 - 1S16 08:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh.
Haymarket TMD.
2 -  
3 - To Doncaster Works - Rectification.
No.1 power unit 457 fan drive primary cardan shaft adrift again - the auxiliary drive and cardan shaft
were repaired and the auxiliary drive gearbox removed for examination before refitting
.
4 - Released from Doncaster Works.
5 - 1Axx Leeds - King's Cross. PIC
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30 - 1E05 09:45 Edinburgh - King's Cross, "The Flying Scotsman".
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August

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s3 - 1N29 18:00 King's Cross - Newcastle.
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6 - 1E05 09:45 Edinburgh - King's Cross, "The Flying Scotsman"
7 - 1A08 08:30 Leeds - King's Cross.
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s17 - 1Nxx King's Cross - Newcastle.
18 - (1A11 08:30 Newcastle - King's Cross).
19 - 1S60 20:00 King's Cross - Aberdeen, to Edinburgh.
20 - (1E01 07:55 Edinburgh - King's Cross).
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s24 -  
25 - 1S96 20:07 King's Cross - Aberdeen, to Edinburgh.
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30 - 1S21 11:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh.
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September

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1 - To Doncaster Works - Unclassified repair.
Power units No.1 457 time expired & No.2 451 dephased - power units No.1 457 replaced by 449 & No.2
451 replaced by 434, bogies No.1 9000-29 & No.2 9000-10 were given standard repairs and boiler
5091/J3242 was given an Unclassified repair
.
2 - Doncaster Works.
3 - Released from Doncaster Works.
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6 -  
s7 - 1S35 14:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh. PIC
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9 - 1L03 07:55 King's Cross - Bradford.
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19 - 1N28 18:30 King's Cross - Newcastle.
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29 - 1E01 07:55 Edinburgh - King's Cross.
30 - 1N08 09:00 King's Cross - Newcastle.

October

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s5 -  
6 - To Doncaster Works - final Light repair (due 02/10).
No shopping proposal - bogies No.1 9000-29 replaced by 9000-13 & No.2 9000-10 replaced by 9000-14 and
boiler 5091/J3242 was given an Unclassified repair. No.1 main generator was repaired
.

The Deltic fleet was currently under review, Heavy General Repairs (HGR) were in progress and five
examples (55002, 55013, 55016, 55019 and 55021) would be shopped for this classified repair. It was,
however, found that the HGR program would be too costly for a fleet of locomotives with a short expected
lifespan and after the overhaul of the first candidate, 55016, each subsequent locomotive had its HGR
shortened to include less work. As a result an evaluation process was instigated to determine the length
between classified repairs to the class and 55015 was chosen to run without classified repair for a number
of years. 55015's next classified repair was 29.01.79 when it was shopped for Intermediate overhaul and a
report on the condition of the locomotive can be found with detailed report of work carried out
.

7 - Doncaster Works.
8 - Doncaster Works.
9 - Doncaster Works.
10 - Doncaster Works.
11 - Doncaster Works.
s12 - Doncaster Works.
13 - Doncaster Works.
14 - Doncaster Works.
15 - Doncaster Works.
16 - Doncaster Works.
17 - Doncaster Works.
18 - Doncaster Works.
s19 - Doncaster Works.
20 - Doncaster Works.
21 - Released from Doncaster Works.
22 -  
23 -  
24 - To Doncaster Works - Rectification.
No.2 power unit 434 hunting (suspect governor drive) - this was rectified.
Released from Doncaster Works.
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November

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19 - 1S21 11:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh.
20 - 1S21 11:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh.
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25 - 1S66 20:20 King’s Cross - Edinburgh.
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29 - 1xxx - King's Cross. PIC
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December

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1 -  
2 - 1E25 16:00 Edinburgh - King's Cross, "The Talisman".
3 -  
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6 - 1E17 10:40 Aberdeen - King's Cross, "The Aberdonian" from Edinburgh.
s7 -  
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13 - 1L05 08:10 King's Cross - Leeds.
1A26 13:25 Leeds - King's Cross.
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s21 -  
22 - 1E05 09:45 Edinburgh - King's Cross, "The Flying Scotsman".
23 - 1S32 12:10 King's Cross - Aberdeen, "The Aberdonian".
24 - 1A02 06:45 Hull - King's Cross, "The Hull Pullman".
1L13 11:25 King's Cross - Harrogate. 
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