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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.

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

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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