0762 - Photo: Paul Gildersleve.

Deltics were no strangers to Aberdeen and once the HST service commenced in 1978 the class found itself more and more on services north from Edinburgh - the 1A23 08:50 Edinburgh-Aberdeen and 1G65 12:40 Aberdeen-Edinburgh out and back services often producing a member of the class. On one such occasion 55002 (D9002) "THE KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY" is seen after bringing the 1A23 from Edinburgh on 15th April 1980.