Above: the 14:00 from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh, The Heart of Midlothian, speeds towards Grantham station on Thursday 19th September 1963. The locomotive is D9010, a member of the 22-strong ’Deltic’ class which took over from steam locomotives on the East Coast Main line from 1961 onwards. In the carriage sidings a railcar awaits its next duty on a branch line service.
The British Railways Modernisation Plan of 1955 set out a plan to replace steam locomotives with electric and diesel traction. These pages explore how that transition came about in the Grantham area.
- Early Diesel Electric locomotives (to follow)
- The Deltics (to follow)
- Later Diesel Electric locomotives (to follow)