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Return of 55019 to Barrow Hill

Following its visits to Grantham and Doncaster, 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ is understood to be returning to Barrow Hill tomorrow (Tuesday 17th September). Departure from Doncaster is planned for 11.50 and timings are at http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U50714/2013/09/17/advanced

In addition, as previously mentioned, D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ is due to haul D821 and D1062 back to Kidderminster from the NYMR on the same day. Wednesday 18th September should also see the NRM’s 55002 in action on a York-Mid Norfolk Railway move – a busy period for Deltics!

55019 at Doncaster this weekend

Following on from the highly successful event at Grantham last weekend to mark 75 years since the record breaking 126 mph steam run, 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ will be on display with 4468 ‘MALLARD’ at Freightliner’s Doncaster Railport this coming weekend (September 14th/15th). Please not there is no parking at the Freightliner site – a special shuttle bus will run from Doncaster Rail/Bus Interchange. For more details, please visit http://www.visitdoncaster.co.uk/sport_and_leisure/Mallard.asp

The two pictures below, supplied by Stuart Page, show the two locos at the Grantham event.

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Forthcoming Events : August-October 2013

The latest information is as follows but all events are subject to change and availability (so please check here or our Twitter feed before travelling):
August 26th: D9009 will run at the East Lancs Railway on the diesel diagram  (Bank Holiday Monday).  Check ELR Diesel website for information – see http://www.elrdiesel.info.
(Around) September 12th: D9009 will leave ELR and travel light engine to the Severn Valley Railway to pick up D821 and D1062 and take the convoy to the NYMR for their Diesel Gala on September 13th-15th. Unfortunately this event clashes with an event where the NRM’s 55002 is appearing at Doncaster Carr on 14/15 September (with Mallard).  This event in turn follows the Grantham event on 7/8 September which 55002 is appearing at with Mallard. 55002 is then booked to appear at the Mid Norfolk Gala on 20th-22nd September.
September 13th-15th: NYMR Gala – D9009 will run on all 3 days at the NYMR Gala  and will run out to Batterby on the Saturday.  Saturday 14th is DPS Members Day and so if you are a DPS Member please check Deltic Deadline for further information.  This should arrive in a week or so. More info here in due course.
September 28th/29th: 55019 will be appearing next to Mallard at the Barrow Hill Live “Doncaster 160″ event on 28th/29th September. Not yet sure whether it will be running.  Prior to this, there is a Deltic fans social evening at the Corner Pin pub in Doncaster from 6pm. All welcome!
October 4th/5th: D9009 will take the return convoy from the NYMR to the SVR and then stay at the SVR in readiness for the line’s gala.  It will take part in the SVR Diesel Gala on Friday and Saturday only (4th/5th October).  55002 will also arrive for that event.
October 11th: After the SVR event, D9009 will be part of the convoy hauled by 55002 back to the ELR Bury and will then undertake an ELR Footplate Experience Day on 11th October.

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