Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Made:
1961 in Newton-le-Willows
manufacturer:
The Vulcan Foundry
BR Co-Co Diesel-Electric "Deltic" Class 55 No 55002 - 1988. BR Co-Co Diesel-Electric 'Deltic' Class 55 No. 55002 'Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry' - 2010. BR Co-Co Diesel-Electric 'Deltic' Class 55 No. 55002 'Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry' - 2010.

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BR Co-Co Diesel-Electric "Deltic" Class 55 No 55002 - 1988.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR Co-Co Diesel-Electric 'Deltic' Class 55 No. 55002 'Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry' - 2010.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR Co-Co Diesel-Electric 'Deltic' Class 55 No. 55002 'Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry' - 2010.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Diesel-electric locomotive, British Railways, Co-Co. Deltic No 55002 "Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry", built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows in 1961, withdrawn 1982.

King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry is a British Railways Class 55 “Deltic” locomotive, built at Vulcan Foundry in 1961. The BR Class 55s were designed for high-speed express passenger services on the East Coast Main Line, and they dominated this service until the introduction of the InterCity 125 HSTs. KOYLI was based at Gateshead Depot and named at a ceremony held at York station in 1963.

When it was withdrawn from service the NRM claimed 55002 KOYLI, which had been earmarked earlier because of its Yorkshire regimental association. For its final thirteen months in service it had been painted in its original colours with the aid of a grant from the Friends of the National Railway Museum.

Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Identifier:
1987-7002
type:
diesel locomotive
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle
  • locomotive
  • internal combustion locomotive
credit:
British Rail, Add. not known