1251 - Photo: Paul Bettany.

On Sunday 18th June 1978, and with platforms bursting with enthusiasts due to the open weekend at Doncaster's locomotive works (Railex 125), 55009 (D9009) ALYCIDON" hauls the 1S31 15:00 King's Cross - Edinburgh through the Doncaster centre roads. Note at this time 55009 still retained its route indicator blinds (now sporting the domino headcode) and sanding gear - the sandbox filler doors visible on the nose end adjacent to the red tail lights.