Class 55 BR “Deltic” for Transport Fever 2.
This mod is a conversion and reskin of Svelbeard’s original Class 55 for Train Fever. As a result it does NOT have transparent windows. Sounds have also been redone and exhaust smoke, though still plentiful, has been recolored and reduced. It is available starting in 1962.
CREDITS: Thanks go to Svelbeard, and to Stiltman for edits and working headlamps. Color and texture enhanced on recent updated.
The British Rail Class 55 was a diesel locomotive built in 1961 and 1962 by English Electric for British Rail. They were designed for the high-speed express passenger services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between Edinburgh and London King’s Cross. They gained the name “Deltic” from the prototype locomotive, DP1 Deltic (the running number DP1 was never carried), which in turn was named after its Napier Deltic power units.
Twenty-two locomotives were built, which dominated express passenger services on the ECML, particularly from London to Leeds and Edinburgh, until 1978 when Class 43 High Speed Trains (HSTs) were introduced. They were subsequently relegated to semi-fast services.