Yesterday saw D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ in action on the main line, hauling Pathfinder’s ‘Torbay & Dart Explorer’, which, we are sure those on board will agree, was an excellent day out even if the loco did get warm on a couple of occasions! D9009 hauled the train from Derby to Kingswear and back to Landor Street (nearly Saltley), after which it ran to Bescot to be stabled prior to its move to Wembley tomorrow in readiness for Tuesday’s tour from King’s Cross to York. Timings for this light engine move can be found HERE.
The picture below, kindly supplied by Robert Sherwood, shows D9009 near Goodrington on the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. A further selection of pictures can be found at the gallery by CLICKING HERE, many thanks to those who have been kind enough to supply the photos.