D9009 works ELR Driver Experience

Having run light engine from Barrow Hill to Bury yesterday, D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ undertook its first duty of 2014 at the ELR today, when it was employed on a Driver Experience course. The pictures below were taken by Stuart Page:




Some of the team who enjoyed the Driver Experience take their pictures as D9009 runs round at Heywood.



D9009 stands at Ramsbottom, ready for the final run of the day back to Bury.

For more information regarding the East Lancashire Railway’s Diesel Driver Experience courses, please visit http://www.elrdiesel.info/driver-experience


Timings for D9009 on Thursday 27th February

Timings have now been received for D9009′s light engine movement from Barrow Hill to the East Lancashire Railway on Thursday. Outline details are as follows:

Barrow Hill dep 10.20, Chesterfield arr 10.45/10.50 then via Edale, Romiley, Reddish North, Ashburys (12.07) and Brewery Curve  to Castleton (arr 12.49/dep 12.53) and then on to the ELR.

As is always the case with light engine movements, please remember that the train could run early or late.

AGM Update

We have been advised that 55002 ‘THE KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY’ will still be at Carnforth on Saturday pending a test run, which means that the planned tours of the loco before the AGM and after the lunch break will, unfortunately, not be able to take place. Guided tours of the NRM itself, which will hopefully include some ‘Deltic’ related exhibits, will still take place at 10.15 and 13.15 – if you are interested, please e-mail DPS Vice Chairman Jim Dedicoat on vicechairman@thedps.co.uk to reserve your place.

D9009 move to Bury

Movement of D9009 to the East Lancashire Railway for its visit is expected to take place on Thursday 27th February, leaving Barrow Hill around 10.30. More details should be available in the next few days.

DPS Annual General Meeting – Saturday March 1st

As members will be aware, the Annual General Meeting of the Deltic Preservation Society takes place at the National Railway Museum on Saturday March 1st. Doors open at 10am.  Entry is via the conference centre entrance (further up Leeman Road than the main entrance).  The meeting is being held in the Walker Suite. For those of you coming by car, you may park in the NRM car park and a gate code will be issued at the meeting so you do not need to pay.  Please remember the car park next to the museum is now private and you have to park on the opposite side of Leeman Road in the ‘new’ NRM car park.

There are museum tours at 10.15am and 1.15pm.  To book contact vicechairman@thedps.co.uk. At present, we are unsure if 55002 will be back at York by March 1st so the tours of KOYLI may not be able to go ahead.
You will be asked to register on arrival so please bring your membership card with you.  Papers will be issued to those registered for the meeting. The formal meeting begins at 11.00 and will be followed by a lunch break from around 13.00 to 14.00.
In the afternoon, there will be the Lord Nelson Memorial Lecture, a slide show ‘The DPS through the years’  followed by a Question & Answer session and the annual Auction. We expect the meeting to close at 16.30, but if you are booking advance tickets, please allow a little extra time in case we overrun slightly.

SVR roster for 55019

The running days for 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ at the Severn Valley Railway have now been finalised, and are as follows:

Saturday June 7th (Timetable C), Tuesday June 17th to Friday June 20th (Timetable A), Sunday July 27th (Timetable C), Monday September 1st to Friday September 5th (Timetable A), Thursday Octber 2nd to Saturday October 4th (Diesel Gala).

Diagrams are as follows:

Timetable A: 11.40 Kiddermister-Highley, 14.05 Highly-Bridgnorth, 15.20 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster.

Timetable C: 09.55 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 11.55 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster, 13.30 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 15.40 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster.

Any changes to the roster/diagrams will be notified here nearer the time.

In addition, there are a number of Driver Experiences course planned, and these will run on Monday June 16th, Monday July 14th, Monday August 4th and Monday August 11th – please see http://www.svr.co.uk/Footplate_DieselDrivingExperience.aspx for more details regarding these.

55019 to visit SVR from May to October

Following on from the news earlier today regarding D9009’s visit to the East Lancashire Railway, we are now pleased to announce that 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ will be visiting the Severn Valley Railway from May till October.

The visit will include a number of running days, as well as some driver experience courses. Further details regarding dates etc will be advised in due course.

D9009 to visit the ELR for most of 2014

The DPS is pleased to announce that D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ will be moving to the East Lancashire Railway, where it will be outstationed for most of the 2014 season, later this month. The visit will enable ongoing work to be completed on a railway with a main line connection where it can then be tested both in traffic and if necessary at higher speeds. It also makes the loco much more accessible for the DPS Mechanical Engineer who lives at Warrington.

D9009 is planned to move from Barrow Hill to Bury during the week commencing February 24th, and its first passenger workings at the ELR will be during the line’s Spring Diesel Gala on March 8th and 9th. Planned workings at the event will be:

Saturday March 8th:

09.35 Heywood-Rawtenstall, 10.56 Rawtenstall-Heywood (d/h with 50015), 12.05 Heywood-Rawtenstall, 19.55 Rawtenstall-Heywood. The last of these workings is as part of the ‘beerex’ which will be worked by D335 and D9009 top and tail.

Sunday March 9th:

10.25 Heywood-Rawtenstall, 11.46 Rawtenstall-Heywood (d/h with D335), 13.05 Heywood-Bury (d/h with 37109), 14.30 Bury-Rawtenstall (d/h with 37324), 15.26 Rawtenstall-Bury (d/h with 50015).

A full timetable/loco roster for the event will be available shortly.


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