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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.

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.

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.

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

Volunteers view – 23/08/14

Graham Clarke writes:

Mike, Geoff, Tom P and I have been to the SVR today. The others have been washing and trying to polish 55019 in between the heavy showers. They are good for rinsing, but that’s all. It looks nice though and it’s out next Saturday with me as travelling fitter. I’ve been testing engine temperature probes. It did not go very well and I need a more accurate heat source and a more accurate way to measure the temperature. Back to the drawing board, although the warning lights for high water temperature are working ok.

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

Severn Valley update

It is planned that later this month, 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ will carry a wreath in memory of Martin Harris, former VLO for the loco, who sadly passed away last month. He was heavily involved in the loco, which was his favourite Deltic, for many years streching back to the days on the NYMR.

The wreath will be carried on an additional running day which will take place on Saturday 30th August when the loco is now rostered to work two round trips on the usual diesel turn, ie 09.55 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 11.55 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster, 13.30 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 15.40 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster..

55019 to operate at ELR on November 8th

Following its summer visit to the Severn Valley Railway, 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ will return north via the East Lancashire Railway, where it will operate for one day only on Saturday 8th November. This is the day after D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ haules the evening ‘Diesel Diner’ (see story further down) so will provide a good weekend of ‘Deltic’ action.

The full list of running days at the ELR for the remainder of the visit reads:

Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th September (D9009 on diesel diagram), Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th September (D9009 running at Diesel Gala),  Saturday/Sunday October 11th/12th (D9009 running at ECML event), Friday 7th November (D9009 on Diesel Diner), Saturday 8th November (55019 running on Diesel Theme Day), Monday 10th November (D9009 on Diesel Footplate Experience).

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