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.


NYMR convoy with D9009

D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ hauled the first leg of the NYMR convoy move today, first running light engine from the East Lancashire Railway to the Severn Valley Railway. At Kidderminster, it collected D821 ‘GREYHOUND’ and D1062 ‘WESTERN COURIER’ for the journey north to York, running early for much of the trip.  The photo below shows the convoy at Colton South Junction.


D9009 will continue north to Grosmont with D821 and D1062 early tomorrow morning, leaving the NRM around 06.00 and arriving into Grosmont at 09.29. Full timings can be found at http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U50711/2013/09/11/advanced

2013 Christmas Draw

We are extremely sorry, but due to an error, the full article about this year’s raffle does not appear in the current issue of Deltic Deadline.  The full article is reproduced below; including important information about what to do to enter the draw and other advice to help it run smoothly.  The draw itself is not affected in any way by the error and it will proceed as normal.
If anyone needs anything further, please contact me using the contact details inside the back cover of Deltic Deadline.

Thank you for you understanding and good luck.

Merry Christmas,

Graham Clarke


The draw will take place after lunch on the 11th of January 2013 at the Depot.

Our Society has had a busy and successful year, but we cannot rest on our laurels.  There will always be something new to challenge us and stretch us to achieve more than we have done before.  Alycidon needs keeping mainline certified, RHF needs keeping in good order for use on preserved lines (where it’s more accessible to members) and Tulyar needs completing.

To illustrate what I am describing, I’ll give some examples:

  • Alycidon needs some spare NRN radios, because GSM-R has not replaced NRN as envisaged and the old system is still needed ~ £500-£1,000;
  • Annual certification cost for mainline use ~ >£2,500;
  • Oil and Fuel filters ~ £400 per power unit;
  • Speedometer calibration ~ £400;
  • Overhaul of Tulyar’s new bogies ~ could be £50,000;
  • Generator and heavy service ~ £5,000 (2 needed for Tulyar);
  • Overhauled governor, fuel pumps and fuel injectors ~ >£6,000 per power unit, depending on condition and how quickly you want them;
  • And the list continues.

I suspect some will say we’ve got the begging bowl out again and roll their eyes.  I view it more that this Society would not exist and we would not be able to enjoy Deltics in the 21st Century without the generosity of our members and our many friends going right back to the park in Northhampton, where our three founder members decided it was possible to save a Deltic for the future and keep it running.  Hence, we keep asking for your support and I run this raffle every year.

We are now getting to a point in our engineering lifecycle, where we have to carry out some serious engineering on bogies and power units to allow us to move forward.  Therefore, fundraising is going to become even more critical than ever before.  We will have to invest in new facilities and contract to get some of the big jobs done that are beyond what we can do ourselves.  Also, if you know anyone who can help us with lifting equipment at the right price for our power units, please contact me.  There will be more information on this in the run up to next year’s AGM in York.  The strategy is being actively worked on at the moment.

So, please could I ask everyone to really try to sell as many tickets as possible this year?  If you can’t sell some tickets, then please could you think about doing some other form of fundraising?  Every little helps and everybody’s support is really appreciated.

Now some polite requests:

  • Due to legislation, tickets may only be bought and sold by persons who are at least 16 years old.  We will endeavour not to send tickets to members under 16.  However, if you are under 16 and receive any tickets, please pass them to an adult;
  • Please only send tickets to me: Graham Clarke, DPS, c/o 12 Baskin Lane, Beeston, NOTTINGHAM.  NG9 5GA.  Tickets sent to other DPS Officers often miss the draw and cause unnecessary work and expense;
  • Please make cheques payable to the Deltic Preservation Society and not me personally.  I cannot cash incorrectly made out cheques and tickets cannot be accepted without a valid cheque;
  • Please return your tickets, if you do not want them;
  • Please fully complete all of the counterfoils.  I cannot pay prizes to people, if I don’t know who they are!
  • Please make sure that you have enclosed payment for the tickets.   People do regularly forget to send a cheque with their tickets.

Where you have asked us not to, we endeavour not to send raffle tickets to you.  I apologise in advance, to those of you who object to receiving tickets.  If you feel that you should not have received them, please throw them away.  Thank you to the Editor and the team for packing the tickets with your copy of Deadline.  The raffle would not happen without their hard work.

Good luck and compliments of the season to you all!

Graham Clarke

DPS Members Day @ NYMR – Saturday 14 September

As previously advised in ‘Deltic Deadline’, the annual DPS Members Day will take place at the NYMR this coming Saturday (September 14th) as part of the railway’s anniversary diesel gala. DPS members will be entitled to a reduction of 50% off fares on this day  on production of a valid membership card – this means a Pickering-Grosmont adult rover will cost £11.50, and one also covering the Grosmont-Battersby/Whitby line will cost £14.50.

As a reminder, D9009 is booked to work the following trains on the day: 09.45 Grosmont-Whitby, 10.30 Whitby-Battersby, 12.30 Battersby-Whitby, 14.25 Whitby-Grosmont, 15.23 Grosmont-Pickering, 18.10 Pickering-Grosmont.

The full NYMR timetable for the day can be found at http://www.nymrdiesel.co.uk/timetable/gala19.htm - members starting at Pickering will note there is an 08.28 Pickering-Grosmont service which should connect with D9009′s first working.

There will be a DPS raffle on board the train, as well a chance to see the latest sales items.  The main DPS sales stand will be at Pickering but it will be possible to order on the train and then collect on arrival at Pickering later to save waiting around. We look forward to seeing many of you during the course of the day.

D9009 and 55019 movements this week (Updated)

We have a busy few days coming up with our locos. Below are some details regarding the movements of D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ and 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ this week:

Monday September 9th: Following its display with 4468 ‘MALLARD’ at Grantham this weekend, 55019 will be hauled (with 4468 again) to Doncaster for display next weekend. The convoy, which is expected to be hauled by 56311 again, is due to leave Grantham Yard at 09.10 and will run via Newark and Gainsborough Lea Road to Wabtec Doncaster, where it is booked to arrive at 12.29. For full timings, please see http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54514/2013/09/09/advanced

Tuesday September 10th: D9009 will run from the East Lancashire Railway to Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway, where is will collect a pair of Diesel Hydraulics, D821 ‘GREYHOUND’ and D1062 ‘WESTERN COURIER’ for movement to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. D9009 is booked to join Network Rail metals at Castleton Hopwood Groundframe at 06.08, then leaving Castleton at 06.46, travelling via Crewe and Bescot to Kidderminster (10.55 at main line station, 11.26 onto SVR). Complete timings can be obtained at http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U50709/2013/09/10/advanced , Following this, the convoy is scheduled to run to York. Confirmed times have now been received but departure from Kidderminster SVR is expected to be at 12.10, then Bescot 13.44, Stafford 14.39, Crewe 15.13/15, Stockport 16.08, Rochdale 17.08, Hebden Bridge 17.27, Wakefield Kirkgate 18.08, York 19.15/16, York NRM 19.40. Please remember, moves such as this can run early or late.

Wednesday September 11th: The convoy of D9009 plus D821/D1062 is planned to leave York NRM at 06.00 for Grosmont, times are York station 06.25/30, Thirsk 06.52, Thornaby 07.51, Battersby 08.30/46 (D9009 to run round), Grosmont 09.29

‘Royal Highland Fusilier’ moves to Grantham

As planned, 55019 moved from York to Grantham with 4468 ‘Mallard’ earlier today in readiness for its display there this weekend. Devon & Cornwall Railways’ used 56311 for the convoy movement which ran pretty much to time throughout the journey. The two pictures below show the convoy just south of Colton Junction.

The event at Grantham, which marks 75 years since ‘Mallard’ attained its 126 mph speed record, takes place between 10.00 and 17.00 on Saturday September 7 and Sunday December 8.  We expect 55019 to be open for cab visits and theres should be several ‘Deltic’ nameplates on display.



55019 ‘Royal Highland Fusilier’ was moved from Barrow Hill to York by DCR’s 31190 yesterday in preparation for its movement to Grantham where it will be displayed over the weekend of September 7th/8th – for more details, please visit http://www.mallardatgrantham.co.uk/

The second leg of the move from York to Grantham is pencilled in for Wednesday September 4th, and is scheduled to depart York at 10.30, arriving at Grantham at 15.15. Detailed timings can be found at http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54513/2013/09/04/advanced

D9009 at the NYMR – loco diagrams

We have now been notified of the planned workings for D9009 ‘Alycidon’ at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Diesel Gala on September 13th-15th. The loco is booked to work the following:

Friday September 13th:

08.55 ex Grosmont, 11.41 ex Pickering, 13.29 ex Grosmont, 16.05 ex Pickering


09.45 ex Grosmont, 10.30 ex Whitby, 12.30 ex Battersby, 14.25 ex Whitby, 15.53 ex Goathland, 18.10 ex Pickering

Sunday September 15th: 

09.08 ex Grosmont, 10.36 ex Pickering, 13.21 ex Grosmont14.51 ex Pickering, 16.11 ex Grosmont, 17.14 ex Goathland. NB: The trains in italics are the ‘Moorlander’ Sunday lunch train and have limited seating for non-diners. If you would like to dine on this train, please contact NYMR Customer Services on 01751-472508.

Appeal to finish ‘Tulyar’

As most people will know, D9015 ‘Tulyar’ is in the final stages of an extensive and lengthy overhaul. We are desperately seeking funds to raise the money necessary to complete the repairs. Our Head of Mechanical Engineering & Education Officer, Alex Williams, has come up with a ‘Pint & Packet of Crisps’ appeal to finish ‘Tulyar’, and supporters are invited to set up a Standing Order to donate a suitable amount, or whatever you can afford, towards the completion of the loco. A Standing Order form, which should be printed out and sent to Peter Kennan at the address at the bottom, can be downloaded by clicking the link below. Many thanks in advance for your support.


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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