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ELR to SVR move – Tuesday 30th September

D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ should leave the East Lancashire Railway tomorrow, heading for the Severn Valley Railway with 37109 and 50015, all of which will be special guests at the SVR gala later this week. The convoy should leave the ELR just after 10.00 arriving at the SVR between 17.00 and 17.30. The full route and timings can be found HERE. As always, please remember that moves such as this can run early, late or be re-routed!

Severn Valley Railway gala – roster

The roster for the Severn Valley Railway diesel gala on Thursday 2nd October-Saturday 4th October has now been released. Our Deltics are booked to haul the following trains:

THURSDAY 2ND OCTOBER
D9009: Spare
55019: 10.40 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 12.54 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster, 15.23 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 17.42 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster.

FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER
D9009: 12.37 Kidderminster-Bewdley, 13.35 Bewdley-Kidderminster, 14.35 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 16.54 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster
55019: 08.55 Bewdley-Kidderminster, 09.55 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 12.06 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster, 18.25 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 20.20 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster.

SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER
D9009: 09.10 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 12.06 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster, 16.11 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 18.25 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster.
55019: 11.05 Kidderminster-Bewdley, 11.56 Bewdley-Kidderminster, 12.59 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 16.06 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster, 18.25 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 20.20 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster.

A full timetable with details of all loco rosters can be found by CLICKING HERE.

ELR Diesel Gala – 27th & 28th September

 

This coming weekend sees D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ in action alongside many other locos at the East Lancashire Railway as part of its Autumn Diesel Gala. D9009 is booked to work the following services:

SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER

13.40 Bury-Rawtenstall, 14.26 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 15.45 Heywood-Bury

SUNDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

11.00 Bury-Rawtenstall, 11.46 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 13.05 Heywood-Bury

A full timetable with loco allocations can be downloaded from the ELR Diesel Group website by CLICKING HERE.

SVR weekday diesel turn – your last chance!

The final booked weekday workings with  55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ at the Severn Valley Railway take place later this week. The ‘Deltic’ is the rostered loco for the diesel turn on Wedneday 24th September to Friday 26th September, and will work the usual services, namely:

11.40 Kidderminster-Highley, 14.05 Highley-Bridgnorth, 15.20 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster.

55019 will also be in action at the SVR Diesel Gala on Thursday 2nd October-Saturday 4th October, along with D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’, which will be arriving from the ELR early next week.

Volunteer’s View – 13/09/14

This week’s report comes from Graham Clarke:

It was a productive day at Barrow Hill yesterday. We swept along the wall side of the depot nearest the Roundhouse ready for the ‘Barrow Hill Live’ model event in two weeks time. More muck was removed from under D9015′s no.2 end. The museum was cleaned and the coach too. I sorted out gaskets and tools for doing the ultrasonic axle test on 55019 next weekend. I then sorted out the field connections for D9015′s auxiliary generators and then found that the battery charging ammeter is dragging down insulation resistance of the battery charging circuit to a level I don’t like. I’ll have to look further into the problem in a couple of weeks. We have no spare ones and even D9009 has the wrong one that reads the wrong way around. So that’s another conundrum to solve, as well as a broken bolt in the ammeter shunt. There’s always something! Mike also put out the kit for the cleaning of D9009 also next weekend. Thanks to Geoff, Steve, Tom and Mike.

D9009 operating at ELR on September 6th & 7th

D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ is the booked power for the diesel diagram at the East Lancashire Railway this coming weekend (September 6th/7th). The diagram on both days is as follows:

09.30 Bury-Rawtenstall, 10.15 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 11.30 Heywood-Rawtensall, 12.45 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 14.10 Heywood-Rawtenstall, 15.15 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 16.20 Heywood-Bury.

55019 on SVR mid-week diagram this week

55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ is the rostered motive power for the Severn Valley Railway’s midweek diesel diagram from tomorrow (Tuesday) until Friday. The booked workings, which provide an ‘easy day out’ with a break at Highley, are:

11.40 Kidderminster-Highley, 14.05 Highley-Bridgnorth, 15.20 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster.

Two steam locos will also be in action and the full timetable can be found at http://www.svr.co.uk/CalendarTimetable.aspx

Volunteer’s view – 30/08/14

This week’s report comes from Darrell Marsh:

Today at the depot with myself were Geoff, Ray and Robin. Geoff continued removing the crud from underneath No2 end. It appears there is more under this end than No1 end but seems to be coming off easier. Ray and Robin continued with various jobs around the depot. As i was unable to do the jobs I planned (no extra hands to help), I decided to empty, clean and re-stock the sales display stand and shelves at the bottom of the depot behind Tulyar then prepared stock for next weekend at the Soar Valley Railway Exhibition in Loughborough.

55019 on SVR Diesel Diagram tomorrow

As advised earlier this month, 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ is the booked power for the diesel diagram at the Severn Valey Railway tomorrow (Saturday 30th August). The diagram is:

09.55 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 11.55 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster, 13.30 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 15.40 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster

It is planned that 55019 will carry a wreath in memory of Martin Harris, former Volunteer Liaison Officer for the loco, who passed away suddenly last month.

55019 running at SVR on Bank Holiday Monday

Members and other ‘Deltic’ fans are reminded that 55019 will be operating at the Severn Valley Railway on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August. The loco will work two round trips from Kidderminster, timed as follows:

09.55 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 11.55 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster, 13.30 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 15.40 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster

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