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D9009 & 55019 to visit Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway and the Deltic Preservation Society are pleased to announce the visit of D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ and 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ for the Bluebell Railway Diesel Gala on the 18th and 19th April 2015. This will be the first time two Deltics have visited the Sussex heritage railway with both locos arriving via the Bluebell’s mainline connection at East Grinstead. A two train service will be in operation each day with the locos switching diagrams on the Sunday.

For further details please look at our websites, call the Bluebell Railway on 01825 720800 or email the Deltic Preservation Society on secretaryATthedps.co.uk

Volunteer’s View – 20/12/14

It’s been a winding down for Xmas kind of day at Barrow Hill. I’ve been with Darrell, Beth, Tom, Geoff and Ray. Beth worked on our spare power units. Darrell and Tom worked on removing brake equipment for overhaul and B Exam jobs on 19. Ray measured up where our new mess cabins will go. I sorted out the paperwork for 19′s winter maintenance and cleaned some more switch gear. Attached are a picture of 19 waiting for next season and my handy work. Merry Xmas.

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SVR Deltic Footplate Experiences 2015

The Severn Valley Railway has announced the dates of the Deltic operated Footplate Experience courses which will use 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ in 2015. The courses will take place on Monday 8th June, Monday 15th June, Monday 13th July, Monday 20th July, Monday 3rd August and Monday 17th August, and there are already bookings in for each day.

The Deltic Footplate Experience Courses are priced at £375.00 and more information and details of how to book can be found at http://www.svr.co.uk/Footplate_DieselDrivingExperience.aspx

D9009 now at York NRM

Thursday 27th November saw all the planned Deltic moves go as planned. 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ is now back at Barrow Hill for the winter after its season at the Severn Valley followed by a visit to the East Lancashire Railway, while D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ is now at the National Railway Museum.

The picture below shows D9009 at York station on the final leg of its journey to the National Railway Museum. Thanks go to Ian Beattie for supplying the image.

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ELR – 8th & 9th November

This weekend saw D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ and 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ undertake their last passenger workings at the East Lancashire Railway before they return to the DPS depot at Barrow Hill for the winter. Saturday saw both locos in use as part of an ‘East Coast Theme Day’, with Sunday being billed as the ’2014 ELR Deltic Finale’, featuring 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILER’, the use of a ‘regiment’ being particularly appropriate on Remembrance Sunday.

Following a Driver Experience course on Monday 17th November, D9009 and 55019 are expected to depart from the ELR on Tuesday 25th November.

The photo below shows 55019 at Bury on the Sunday, carrying a wreath and shortly before the loco’s power units were shut down for 2 minute’s silence at 11.00.

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D9009 and 55019 running at ELR this weekend

A reminder to everyone that the East Lancashire Railway’s ‘East Coast Theme Day’ takes place on Saturday 8th November, featuring six locos including D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ and 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’. The full timetable and loco roster can be found at http://www.elrdiesel.info/documents/Diesel-Theme-Day-Nov-2014.pdf . Standard ELR fares apply (£14.00 for a day rover).

Sunday 9th November is the ’2014 ELR Deltic Finale’, with 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ on the railway’s diesel diagram, starting at 09.30 from Bury.

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.

The DPS would be delighted to receive any photos from the SVR gala, or of the convoy move, for use on this website, please send any contributions to the webmaster by e-mailing webmasterATthedps.co.uk (please replace AT with @ ).

 

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.

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.

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