On Thursday 31 July, D9009 successfully passed it’s annual Engineering Acceptance Exam yesterday to allow the loco to run on Network Rail Controlled Infrastructure for the next 12 months. The loco was also run up on both engines all was found to be well.
The DPS would be pleased to hear from any tour promoters or other parties interested in hiring D9009 for use on the main line, please see http://thedps.co.uk/reference/loco-hire/ for more information and contact details.
D9009 undergoing its exam at the ELR. (Alex Williams)