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Deltics operating at the ELR: October 11-12

D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ returned to the East Lancashire Railway earlier today, hauling 37109, 50015 ‘VALIANT’ and 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ from the Severn Valley Railway. 55019 has had a successful season at the SVR and we hope to repeat the visit in 2015.

*UPDATE* In a change of plan to what was originally proposed, both D9009 and 55019 should be in action at the ELR this coming weekend, one loco on each day, and are booked to work as follows:

SATURDAY 11TH OCTOBER (Diesel Diagram – 55019):

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

SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER (East Coast Theme day – D9009):

09.30 Bury-Rawtenstall, 10.15 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 11.30 Heywood-Rawtenstall, 12.45 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 14.10 Heywood-Rawtenstall, 15.15 Rawtenstall-Heywood, 16.20 Heywood-Bury. Also in action will be 60009 ‘UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA’ and 61994 ‘THE GREAT MARQUESS’.

SVR to ELR move – Wednesday 8th October

Timings for tomorrow’s move featuring D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ hauling 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ as well as 50015 ‘VALIANT’ have now been released. The train should leave the Severn Valley Railway just before 12.00, travelling via Worcester (rev), Kings Norton, Saltley, the Sutton Park line, Walsall, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington BQ and Manchester Victoria to arrive at Castleton onto the ELR connection at 18.39. Full timings can be found at http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R18352/2014/10/08/advanced - as always, please remember that the train could run early or late.

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Severn Valley Railway gala

A reminder that tomorrow (Saturday 4th October) is the third and final day of the Severn Valley Railway’s Diesel Gala, which brings with it the chance to ride behind 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ on its last booked working at the SVR following its 2014 visit, and also the opportunity to ride behind D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ as well. The two locos are expected to depart for the ELR on Wednesday 8th October (confirmation and timings to follow).

The booked workings at the SVR tomorrow are:

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.

The DPS Sales Stand is located on the concourse at Kidderminster, Darrell and the team will be delighted to see you.IMG_0053

The picture above shows 55019 at the gala earlier today, waiting to depart Kidderminster with the 09.55 for Bridgnorth.

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

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