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D9009 at the NYMR – loco diagrams

We have now been notified of the planned workings for D9009 ‘Alycidon’ at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Diesel Gala on September 13th-15th. The loco is booked to work the following:

Friday September 13th:

08.55 ex Grosmont, 11.41 ex Pickering, 13.29 ex Grosmont, 16.05 ex Pickering

Saturday September 14th: *REDUCED FARES AVAILABLE TO DPS MEMBERS ON THIS DAY – MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW*

09.45 ex Grosmont, 10.30 ex Whitby, 12.30 ex Battersby, 14.25 ex Whitby, 15.53 ex Goathland, 18.10 ex Pickering

Sunday September 15th: 

09.08 ex Grosmont, 10.36 ex Pickering, 13.21 ex Grosmont14.51 ex Pickering, 16.11 ex Grosmont, 17.14 ex Goathland. NB: The trains in italics are the ‘Moorlander’ Sunday lunch train and have limited seating for non-diners. If you would like to dine on this train, please contact NYMR Customer Services on 01751-472508.

Appeal to finish ‘Tulyar’

As most people will know, D9015 ‘Tulyar’ is in the final stages of an extensive and lengthy overhaul. We are desperately seeking funds to raise the money necessary to complete the repairs. Our Head of Mechanical Engineering & Education Officer, Alex Williams, has come up with a ‘Pint & Packet of Crisps’ appeal to finish ‘Tulyar’, and supporters are invited to set up a Standing Order to donate a suitable amount, or whatever you can afford, towards the completion of the loco. A Standing Order form, which should be printed out and sent to Peter Kennan at the address at the bottom, can be downloaded by clicking the link below. Many thanks in advance for your support.

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Forthcoming Events : August-October 2013

The latest information is as follows but all events are subject to change and availability (so please check here or our Twitter feed before travelling):
August 26th: D9009 will run at the East Lancs Railway on the diesel diagram  (Bank Holiday Monday).  Check ELR Diesel website for information – see http://www.elrdiesel.info.
(Around) September 12th: D9009 will leave ELR and travel light engine to the Severn Valley Railway to pick up D821 and D1062 and take the convoy to the NYMR for their Diesel Gala on September 13th-15th. Unfortunately this event clashes with an event where the NRM’s 55002 is appearing at Doncaster Carr on 14/15 September (with Mallard).  This event in turn follows the Grantham event on 7/8 September which 55002 is appearing at with Mallard. 55002 is then booked to appear at the Mid Norfolk Gala on 20th-22nd September.
September 13th-15th: NYMR Gala – D9009 will run on all 3 days at the NYMR Gala  and will run out to Batterby on the Saturday.  Saturday 14th is DPS Members Day and so if you are a DPS Member please check Deltic Deadline for further information.  This should arrive in a week or so. More info here in due course.
September 28th/29th: 55019 will be appearing next to Mallard at the Barrow Hill Live “Doncaster 160″ event on 28th/29th September. Not yet sure whether it will be running.  Prior to this, there is a Deltic fans social evening at the Corner Pin pub in Doncaster from 6pm. All welcome!
October 4th/5th: D9009 will take the return convoy from the NYMR to the SVR and then stay at the SVR in readiness for the line’s gala.  It will take part in the SVR Diesel Gala on Friday and Saturday only (4th/5th October).  55002 will also arrive for that event.
October 11th: After the SVR event, D9009 will be part of the convoy hauled by 55002 back to the ELR Bury and will then undertake an ELR Footplate Experience Day on 11th October.

DPS Members Day 2013 – NYMR

The Society’s Members Day will take place on September 14th this year at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway during the line’s Diesel Weekend, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The NYMR’s first Diesel Gala took place in 1983, and D9009 ‘Alycidon’, which was one of the locos which appeared at that event, will be returning to the line for the weekend. It will be joined by D821 ‘Greyhound’ (another former NYMR resident) and D1062 ‘Western Courier’ from the Severn Valley Railway, plus 31128 ‘Charybdis’ and Classes 08, 24, 25 and 37 from the home fleet.

D9009 will run on all three days of the gala (September 13th-15th). On Members Day, the Saturday, the loco will run to Battersby – if you are a DPS member, please see the next ‘Deltic Deadline’ or check back here nearer the time for further details. We look forward to seeing many of you at the NYMR, which was the society’s first home when 55009 and 55019 were saved in 1982.

D9009 ‘Alycidon’ to appear at ELR ‘End of Steam’ event

D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ should be running at the East Lancashire Railway this coming weekend (July 27/28) as part of the line’s ’1968 End of Steam Festival’ which marks 45 years since the British Rail operated its last main line steam trains. D9009 will be working alongside two other green diesels, Class 40 No. D335 and Class 47 No. D1501 and steam locos 47324, 44871, 45407, 49395, 70013 and 80080.

D9009 is booked to work the following trains:

Saturday July 27: 09.30 Bury-Heywood, 10.00 Heywood-Rawtenstall, 12.00 Rawtenstall-Ramsbottom, 12.55 Ramsbottom-Bury, 13.15 Bury-Rawtenstall, 14.05 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 15.30 Heywood-Bury.

Sunday July 28: 08.35 Bury-Rawtenstall (banked by steam), 10.25 Rawtenstall-Bury, 11.25 Bury-Ramsbottom (piloting 70013), 12.55 Ramsbottom-Bury, 13.50 Bury-Ramsbottom, 14.45 Ramsbottom-Rawtenstall, 16.50 Rawtenstall-Bury.

For the full timetable and loco roster, please see http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/End-of-Steam-Event-Public-V1.0.pdf

D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ should be running at the East Lancashire Railway this coming weekend (July 27/28) as part of the line’s ’1968 End of Steam Festival’ which marks 45 years since the British Rail operated its last main line steam trains. D9009 will be working alongside two other green diesels, Class 40 No. D335 and Class 47 No. D1501 and steam locos 47324, 44871, 45407, 49395, 70013 and 80080.

D9009 is booked to work the following trains:

Saturday July 27: 09.30 Bury-Heywood, 10.00 Heywood-Rawtenstall, 12.00 Rawtenstall-Ramsbottom, 12.55 Ramsbottom-Bury, 13.15 Bury-Rawtenstall, 14.05 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 15.30 Heywood-Bury.

Sunday July 28: 08.35 Bury-Rawtenstall (banked by steam), 10.25 Rawtenstall-Bury, 11.25 Bury-Ramsbottom (piloting 70013), 12.55 Ramsbottom-Bury, 13.50 Bury-Ramsbottom, 14.45 Ramsbottom-Rawtenstall, 16.50 Rawtenstall-Bury.

For the full timetable and loco roster, please see http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/End-of-Steam-Event-Public-V1.0.pdf

Sales item of the week – Bachmann model of D9011

This week, we highlight a recent new model from Bachmann, namely that of D9011 in 1961 condition prior to naming and application of yellow warning panels. The model comes in weathered condition. It is available from DPS Sales priced at £85.00 plus £7.50 postage and packing (sent via Royal Mail ‘Signed For’ service). You can order from DPS Sales, 18 Kempton Drive, Dunsville, Doncaster, DN7 4QA (please make cheques payable to DPSCS), or by phoning Sam on 01302-888100. The model will also be on sale/available for collection at the Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway diesel gala on July 26-28, where the DPS Sales Stand will be in attendance.

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ELR Diesel Gala

D9009 ‘Alycidon’ is planned to be used on Sunday July 7th at the ELR’s diesel gala. Subject to final confirmation (as changes have had to be made due to non-availability of locos), D9009 should work the following services:

10.44 Bury-Ramsbottom, 11.34 Ramsbottom-Bury, 14.30 Bury-Rawtenstall, 16.16 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 17.25 Heywood-Bury.

On Friday and Saturday, 55022 ‘Royal Scots Grey’ will be in use (including working a ‘Diesel Diner’ on Friday evening), the loco having arrived back at the ELR on Sunday 30th June. The full event timetable and roster can be found by following the link at http://www.elrdiesel.info/events.php

Another successful tour for ‘Alycidon’

D9009 ‘Alycidon’ had another successful trip on Saturday when it powered Pathfinder’s ‘Mazey Day Cornishman’ from Tame Bridge Parkway to Penzance and back – the first time the loco has ever been this far  south, and becoming only the second Deltic to venture into Cornwall. The tour ran over 50 minutes early at one point on the return, although regulation for service trains around and north of Bristol meant this was lost by the time the train arrived back at Tame Bridge.

Below are a couple of photos of the tour at its destination, Penzance.

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Sales item of the week – Limited Edition print “Deltic at Durham”

The DPS has available a Limted Edition Print entitled “Deltic at Durham” by John Austin, featuring 55009 ‘Alycidon’ in BR blue with white cab window surrounds. It is priced at £39 plus £6.50 postage/packing. Please send any orders to: DPS Sales, 18 Kempton Drive, Dunsville, Doncaster, DN7 4QA. Please make cheques payable to DPS Commercial Services Ltd.

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