55003 (D9003) "MELD" gets the 1Z27 18:10 Blackpool - Castleford "Merrymaker" away from Blackpool, as it passes Blackpool's No.1 box at Devonshire Road, on the 7th September 1980. This was the first time a Deltic had ever visited the Lancashire resort.
|07/09/80 - 1Z27 18:10 Blackpool - Castleford. Deltic Deadline No.17: Page 19.|
|07/09/80 - 1Z27 18:10 Blackpool - Castleford. Tribute to the Deltics: Page 38.|