2135 - Photo: Alan Lewis.

On Saturday 17th November 1979 55003 (D9003) "MELD" failed with the 1S12 05:50 King’s Cross - Aberdeen service at Edinburgh. When 55016 (D9016) "GORDON HIGHLANDER" arrived to aid the stricken Deltic, seen above, the assembled masses thought, and hoped, the train would continue forward with both Deltics at the helm. Unfortunately for those present 55016 first removed 55003 from the stock before dropping back onto the service to take it forward to Edinburgh alone.