0826 - Photo: Nigel Petre.

Having been released from Doncaster Works on the previous day, following intermediate overhaul and repainting into original two-tone green livery, 55002 (D9002) "THE KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY" sits inside York TMD on 12th December 1980...


0819 - Photo: Denis Keenan.

...Shortly afterwards 55002 made the small trip to the National Railway Museum next door. Here 55002 was treated to a dedication ceremony, with members of the King's Own regiment present, in honour of the funding by friends of the NRM to return the loco to its original colour and in preparation for the preservation of No.2 within the national collection once its BR service had ended...


0818 - Photo: Denis Keenan.

...Ceremony over a class 03 was used to propel the locomotive back outside...


0817 - Photo: Denis Keenan.

...55002 (D9002) "THE KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY" outside the NRM York 12th December 1980...


1371 - Photo & : Bob Peach.

...Another view of 55002 (D9002) "THE KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY" outside the NRM York 12th December 1980...


1370 - Photo & : Bob Peach.

...Resplendent in green, albeit with full yellow ends, 55002 waits to work its first service since release from works, the 1A22 14:10 York - King's Cross on December 12th 1980.

12/12/80 - Dedication ceremony at NRM York (denoting 55002's pending preservation) Deltics at Work: Page 121.
12/12/80 - Dedication ceremony at NRM York (denoting 55002's pending preservation) Deltic Deadline No.18: cover & Page 13.
12/12/80 - Dedication ceremony at NRM York (denoting 55002's pending preservation) Deltic Locomotives of British Rail: Page 43 (not 13th as stated).
12/12/80 - Dedication ceremony at NRM York (denoting 55002's pending preservation) The Deltic Years: Page 140.
12/12/80 - 1A22 14:10 York - King's Cross. Deltic Dynasty: Page 166.

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