55015 - 1982

.....55015 (1981).....

January

1 - Finsbury Park TMD.
Special clean for farewell.
2 - Finsbury Park TMD. P.Ref
Special clean. To traffic 06:00.
0B01 Finsbury Park - King's Cross.
1F50 08:30 King's Cross - Edinburgh "Deltic Scotsman Farewell" railtour
. PIC P.Ref
Haymarket TMD.
(last Deltic off the Depot). PIC
0F50 Haymarket - Gateshead (following 40024 on 1E29 17:18 Edin - N'cle).

Gateshead TMD.
P.Ref
0F50 Gateshead - York.
York TMD
.
Locomotive withdrawn
. 55015 had power units No.1 538 & No.2 408, bogies 9000-31 & No.2 9000-32
and boiler 1496/J2952 fitted upon withdrawal
.
s3 - York TMD. P.Ref
Nameplates removed.
4 - York TMD.
5 - York TMD.
9Gxx York - Doncaster (towed by 47552 with 55009, 55016 and 55022 - depart Dringhouses 09:05).
To Doncaster Works - locomotive withdrawn.
6 - Doncaster Works.
7 - Doncaster Works.
8 - Doncaster Works.
9 - Doncaster Works.
s10 - Doncaster Works.
11 - Doncaster Works.
12 - Doncaster Works.
13 - Doncaster Works.
14 - Doncaster Works.
15 - Doncaster Works.
16 - Doncaster Works.
s17 - Doncaster Works. PIC
18 - Doncaster Works.
19 - Doncaster Works.
20 - Doncaster Works.
21 - Doncaster Works (locomotive started up to provide ETH).
22 - Doncaster Works.
23 - Doncaster Works.
s24 - Doncaster Works.
25 - Doncaster Works.
26 - Doncaster Works.
27 - Doncaster Works.
28 - Doncaster Works.
29 - Doncaster Works.
30 - Doncaster Works.
s31 - Doncaster Works. PIC

February

1 - Doncaster Works.
2 - Doncaster Works.
3 - Doncaster Works.
4 - Doncaster Works.
5 - Doncaster Works.
6 - Doncaster Works.
s7 - Doncaster Works.
8 - Doncaster Works.
9 - Doncaster Works.
10 - Doncaster Works.
11 - Doncaster Works.
12 - Doncaster Works.
13 - Doncaster Works.
s14 - Doncaster Works.
15 - Doncaster Works.
16 - Doncaster Works.
17 - Doncaster Works.
18 - Doncaster Works.
19 - Doncaster Works.
20 - Doncaster Works.
s21 - Doncaster Works.
22 - Doncaster Works.
23 - Doncaster Works.
24 - Doncaster Works.
25 - Doncaster Works.
26 - Doncaster Works.
27 - Doncaster Works. PIC P.Ref
Locomotive on display at Doncaster Works Deltic farewell open day.
s28 - Doncaster Works.

March

1-6 - Doncaster Works.
s7 - Doncaster Works. PIC P.Ref
8-31 - Doncaster Works.

April

1-30 - Doncaster Works.

May

1 - Doncaster Works.
s2 - Doncaster Works.  P.Ref
3-8 - Doncaster Works.
s9 - Doncaster Works. PIC
10-31 - Doncaster Works.

June

1-30 - Doncaster Works.

July

1-31 - Doncaster Works.

August

1-21 - Doncaster Works.
s22 - Doncaster Works. PIC
23-31 -   Doncaster Works.

September

1-30 - Doncaster Works.

October

1-31 - Doncaster Works.

November

1-30 - Doncaster Works.

December

1-15 - Doncaster Works.
16 - Doncaster Works.

On 16/12/82 55015 was Auctioned at Christie's, London.
Locomotive failed to raise reserve price of 10,000 (highest bid 5,500).
Loco referred back to BR
.

17-31 - Doncaster Works.

55015 was finally secured for preservation in early 1984.

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