This is the front of the Mediopadana railway station in Reggio Emilia, Italy. It is foreshortened in the picture. The architect/engineer is Santiago Calatrava of Spain. Check Google for pics of his other spectacular work. The photo was taken by Antonella Sacconi. Prints can be purchased on her fotoblur page. While the picture looks gray, you are actually looking at steel painted white. Enjoy.
As railway buffs here tonight will also know, Deltic diesel engines powered English Electric’s 3 300 bhp prototype Deltic locomotive from 1955 and a production class of 22 improved locomotives which worked on the East Coast Main Line from Edinburgh to King’s Cross from 1961 to 1982. By then however, the leading edge of marine propulsion had moved on to gas turbine and nuclear propulsion.