55022 Royal Scots Grey
was used for The Royal Scots Grey tour run by Spitfire Railtours
. The locomotive worked from London King's Cross to Edinburgh, a total of over nearly 800 miles for the one day trip. Locomotive 57601 was used as tail-gunner for train heating purposes throughout the tour.
The tour celebrated half a century of the production Deltics with 55022 having reached 50 years of age on the 28th February 2011. To celebrate this milestone the tour recreated a typical high-speed express passenger service on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between the two capitals, something that this and its classmates would have done countless times during their 20-year careers with British Railways.
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