Times for D9009 move on 27.07.16

Timings for tomorrow’s light engine movement of D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ from Crewe to York NRM have now been advised. The loco is expected to leave Crewe around 09.00, and the planned route is via the Lichfield Curve, Derby, Chesterfield, Beighton, Swinton and Church Fenton, arriving at York NRM. For full timings, and to keep watch of progress on the day, please see http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R01792/2016/07/27/advanced


D9009 on display at Crewe

D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ was a popular exhibit at Direct Rail Services’ Open Day at Crewe Gresty Bridge today and the DPS Sales Stand was conveniently located near the loco. We had been hoping to be able to allow cab visits but this did not prove possible, apologies to anyone who was disappointed.

D9009 is expected to return to York on Wednesday 27th July – no timings as yet but we hope to be able to confirm details soon.

The picture below shows D9009 posed alongside another English Electric favourite, D213 ‘Andania’.CBH1

D9009 at DRS Crewe Open Day on July 23rd

A reminder to everyone that D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ will be one of the star attractions at Direct Rail Services’ Open Day at Crewe Gresty Bridge on Saturday 23rd July. The loco will be open to the public and the DPS Sales Stand will also be in attendance. The site is open from 10.00 to 16.00 – for more information please download the poster by CLICKING HERE.

Volunteer’s View – July 16th 2016

Graham Clarke’s round-up of happenings:

On Saturday at Barrow Hill it was the culmination of a week long move around – the DRS 20 on its new bogies and outside, Sheaf Engineering moving to the front of no.3 road and our Warflat to no.1 road ready for the removal to the ground of our two power units. Mike, Geoff, helped by Steve Smed and I moved various item around the depot and emptied 6 barrels of mixed coolant into one large clean container.

Our old accommodation was also emptied ready to move. It may get sold to another party or go for scrap. We’ll see what happens next week.

I sorted out some steel channel to use to link power unit feet together for moving them around and out of the store on skates. And I began modifying traction motor terminal boxes to take new modern fittings.

Thanks to Geoff, Steve and Mike.

DPS Members Day/Iconic Diesels at SVR

The DPS is delighted to annouce that 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ will be starring in an ‘Iconic Diesels’ event at the Severn Valley Railway on Saturday 3rd September, working alongside D1062 ‘WESTERN COURIER’ and performing three round trips between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. The event will also form the 2016 DPS Members Day, and on production of a valid membership card, DPS members will be able to purchase a ticket at the SVR working members rate of £13.00. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Full details regarding the event can be found on the Severn Valley Railway website by CLICKING HERE. 55019 is booked to work the following services:

09.45/13.30/18.25 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth

11.55/15.40/20.45 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster

See 55019 at SVR ‘Peep Behind the Scenes – Saturday 16th July

This coming Saturday, 16th July, visitors will be able to view 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ in the Diesel Depot at Kidderminster and the work progressing on repairs which require replacement of a broken air pipe. DPS Board member Stuart Page will be present. The depot is open as part of the Severn Valley Railway’s ‘Peep Behind the Scenes’ event, where for an additional £5, visitors can access different areas of the SVR not normally open to the public – for more details please CLICK HERE.

55019 to attend GCR gala in September

The Deltic Preservation Society is pleased to announce that we have secured a deal with the Great Central Railway for 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ to attend its Autumn Diesel Gala on September 10th & 11th, diagrams to be confirmed but it is for definite that the Deltic will Top & Tail the Saturday Evening Beerex with 37714…..pure EE Power.
In addition to the 2 day gala appearance the loco will be doing Footplate Experience on two days (Thursday/Friday September 8th & 9th), please contact the GCR Office or website to book. There are limited places and I can confirm that the Epping & Ongar FXP’s for the following week have also sold out so this is your last chance this year.
The loco will arrive at the GCR on Monday September 5th from SVR Kidderminster, to whom we express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the assistance being provided in some repair work on the loco.  She will then depart for Epping the following Monday the 12th for a 3 day Gala on September 16th-18th.
55019 last visited the Great Central Railway in September 2009,  seen here arriving at Rothley.

Volunteer’s View – July 9th 2016

The latest from Graham Clarke….

Last week was a Board Meeting (see Deltic Deadline) and a few bits on D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ at York prior to its move to Crewe.

Yesterday at Barrow Hill Steve and Geoff sorted out and fitted radiator top hanger links. The radiators will go back in once the loco is mobile on its bogies and the roof sections can be lifted off and put on the floor. It’s much easier and safer to do it that way.

I spent the day sorting out cables and fittings for the 8 replacement traction motor cables, practicing soldering on the connections and working out where I can use crimp terminals and not soldered ones. Crimping is preferable these days, because it’s easier and tends to produce more consistent and reliable joints. I’ve attached some pictures of the back of the reverser (it makes the loco go forwards or backwards) and the traction motor connections at no.1 end. I’ve used some off cut cable ends to work out how to route the cables with crimped terminals.

Darrell was busy with sales stock, Robin dropped off his old TV for display use and Mike dropped in to discuss some odds and ends.

Thank you very much to you all for your generous support.BH001

D9009 to star at DRS Crewe Open Day

We are pleased to advise that D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ will be one of the guest locos on display at the DRS Open Day at Crewe Gresty Bridge depot on Saturday 23rd July. Entry to the event is £5 – for more details, please visit http://www.directrailservices.com/news-articles/2016/01/21/date-announced-drs-charity-open-day-2016/


04/07/16 York-Grosmont (to collect D213 Andania)

05/07/16 Grosmont-Crewe

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