As a reminder to everyone, here is a summary of forthcoming events
Friday September 22nd-Sunday September 24th: Barrow Hill’s Grand Reopening Gala takes place this weekend and the DPS depot will be open as part of this event which also stars two other types of ECML traction, an A1 and an A3. Full details can be found HERE.
Friday October 6th-Sunday October 8th: The DPS celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year and the Bluebell Railway are kindly holding a special event for us to mark the occasion. Three Deltics will be in operation, with our own D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ and 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ being joined by 55002 ‘THE KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY’, courtesy of the National Railway Museum/KOYLI Group. Martin Walker has advised that 55022 ‘ROYAL SCOTS GREY’ will, unfortunately, not be able to attend as repairs following its failure in July will not be completed in time. Tickets for the event can be booked in advance via the Bluebell Railway’s website HERE.
Saturday October 21st: The next main line tour featuring D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ takes place on this date, taking the loco on a trip to the South Coast. Pathfinder’s ‘Swanage Belle’ starts at Burton, and more information can be obtained by CLICKING HERE.
Look out also for an announcement in the next few days regarding another exciting tour with D9009 which is being planned for Saturday December 30th.