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Severn Valley Railway gala

The Severn Valley Railway’s diesel gala starts on Thursday and runs for three days, with D9009 ‘Alycidon’ participating on Friday and Saturday. Booked workings for the loco are:

FRIDAY: 12.37 Kidderminster-Bewdley, 13.35 Bewdley-Kidderminster, 14.35 Kiddermister-Bridgnorth, 16.54 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster.

SATURDAY:11.05 Kidderminster-Bewdley, 11.56 Bewdley-Kidderminster, 12.59 Kiddermister-Bridgnorth, 16.06 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster , 18.25 Kiddermister-Bridgnorth, 20.20 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster

Other ‘Deltic’ action will be provided by the NRM’s 55002 ‘The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry’ on all three days, and full details of KOYLI’s workings and the full loco roster can be downloaded from


The picture above shows D9009 at Kidderminster on the SVR, shortly after its arrival on September 17th. (Stuart Page)

D9009 – “The Winter Settler” Saturday 28th December

We are pleased to advise that D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ has been hired by Pathfinder Tours to work “The Winter Settler” tour to Carlisle on Saturday 28th December. Subject to availability, the loco will haul the train from Sheffield to Carlisle and back, outward via the S&C and return via the Tyne Valley and ECML. The tour starts at Crewe, and will be hauled via the Midlands by a Class 67 to/from Sheffield, with D9009 running light engine from Barrow Hill to Sheffield to take over the tour.

For more details, and to book on the tour, please visit the Pathfinder Tours website at

D9009 moves to Severn Valley

Following its appearance at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway diesel gala last weekend, D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ took the two visiting Diesel Hydraulics, D821 ‘GREYHOUND’ and D1062 ‘WESTERN COURIER’, back to the Severn Valley Railway today. The picture below shows the convoy at Shipton, north of York.



D9009 will remain at the Severn Valley for the line’s Diesel Gala, which is on October 3-5. The loco will be operating on two of the days (October 4 and 5), and details of its booked workings will follow shortly.

D9009 reaches Whitby on members day

The DPS members day, this year held as part of the NYMR Diesel Gala, saw D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ break new ground with a run to Whitby, the fourth Deltic to appear at the North Yorkshire resort. Unfortunately, the run to Battersby had to be curtailed just after Egton owing to a bridge bash by a road vehicle which also caused services between Middlesbrough and Whitby to be cancelled. The train had to return to Whitby, from where D9009 was able to take up the remainder of its booked diagram.

The photo below shows D9009 shortly after arrival at Whitby after hauling the 09.45 ex Grosmont.


The bridge bash is not expected to have an impact on the return of the convoy (D9009 hauling D821 ‘Greyhound’ and D1062 ‘Western Courier’) which is due to take place on Tuesday, departing Grosmont at 06.38. Full timings are available at

NYMR convoy with D9009

D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ hauled the first leg of the NYMR convoy move today, first running light engine from the East Lancashire Railway to the Severn Valley Railway. At Kidderminster, it collected D821 ‘GREYHOUND’ and D1062 ‘WESTERN COURIER’ for the journey north to York, running early for much of the trip.  The photo below shows the convoy at Colton South Junction.


D9009 will continue north to Grosmont with D821 and D1062 early tomorrow morning, leaving the NRM around 06.00 and arriving into Grosmont at 09.29. Full timings can be found at

DPS Members Day @ NYMR – Saturday 14 September

As previously advised in ‘Deltic Deadline’, the annual DPS Members Day will take place at the NYMR this coming Saturday (September 14th) as part of the railway’s anniversary diesel gala. DPS members will be entitled to a reduction of 50% off fares on this day  on production of a valid membership card – this means a Pickering-Grosmont adult rover will cost £11.50, and one also covering the Grosmont-Battersby/Whitby line will cost £14.50.

As a reminder, D9009 is booked to work the following trains on the day: 09.45 Grosmont-Whitby, 10.30 Whitby-Battersby, 12.30 Battersby-Whitby, 14.25 Whitby-Grosmont, 15.23 Grosmont-Pickering, 18.10 Pickering-Grosmont.

The full NYMR timetable for the day can be found at - members starting at Pickering will note there is an 08.28 Pickering-Grosmont service which should connect with D9009′s first working.

There will be a DPS raffle on board the train, as well a chance to see the latest sales items.  The main DPS sales stand will be at Pickering but it will be possible to order on the train and then collect on arrival at Pickering later to save waiting around. We look forward to seeing many of you during the course of the day.

D9009 and 55019 movements this week (Updated)

We have a busy few days coming up with our locos. Below are some details regarding the movements of D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ and 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ this week:

Monday September 9th: Following its display with 4468 ‘MALLARD’ at Grantham this weekend, 55019 will be hauled (with 4468 again) to Doncaster for display next weekend. The convoy, which is expected to be hauled by 56311 again, is due to leave Grantham Yard at 09.10 and will run via Newark and Gainsborough Lea Road to Wabtec Doncaster, where it is booked to arrive at 12.29. For full timings, please see

Tuesday September 10th: D9009 will run from the East Lancashire Railway to Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway, where is will collect a pair of Diesel Hydraulics, D821 ‘GREYHOUND’ and D1062 ‘WESTERN COURIER’ for movement to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. D9009 is booked to join Network Rail metals at Castleton Hopwood Groundframe at 06.08, then leaving Castleton at 06.46, travelling via Crewe and Bescot to Kidderminster (10.55 at main line station, 11.26 onto SVR). Complete timings can be obtained at , Following this, the convoy is scheduled to run to York. Confirmed times have now been received but departure from Kidderminster SVR is expected to be at 12.10, then Bescot 13.44, Stafford 14.39, Crewe 15.13/15, Stockport 16.08, Rochdale 17.08, Hebden Bridge 17.27, Wakefield Kirkgate 18.08, York 19.15/16, York NRM 19.40. Please remember, moves such as this can run early or late.

Wednesday September 11th: The convoy of D9009 plus D821/D1062 is planned to leave York NRM at 06.00 for Grosmont, times are York station 06.25/30, Thirsk 06.52, Thornaby 07.51, Battersby 08.30/46 (D9009 to run round), Grosmont 09.29

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


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.

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.

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