Welcome to the Deltic Preservation Society
Thank you for looking at the DPS website. We are a nationwide society, with just under a thousand members whose aim and aspiration is to encourage interest in, and keep in operational order, three of the legendary 100mph Deltic diesel locomotives, the precursor of high speed rail travel in the UK.
The DPS was formed in 1977. Of the three locomotives in our care and custodianship, one, D9009 'Alycidon' is main line certificated for operating tours on the national system (currently under repair), the second, 55019 'Royal Highland Fusilier' is currently not main line passed, (but may be so in the future) and regularly visits heritage railways for gala events. Our third Deltic, D9015 'Tulyar', is nearing the completion of a mammoth rebuild and overhaul. Our base is Barrow Hill Roundhouse Museum, Staveley, Derbyshire, where the DPS has its own depot. We welcome members of all backgrounds – so-called ‘armchair’ who support the society from home or ‘hands-on’ who would like to actually work on the locomotives, for which there are many rewarding jobs, skilled and unskilled. We warmly welcome everyone!
JOIN the DPS (Membership Benefits)
Members of the DPS currently receive the following benefits:
Quarterly magazine Deltic Deadline (printed - online coming soon).
Opportunity to volunteer within the Society in a variety of roles depending on experience.
Free entry to the DPS Depot at Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. (NB currently closed due to Covid-19 pandemic)
Members-only events including a Members Day.
Fare discounts at Heritage Railways & Mainline Tours (where we are able to negotiate them).
Advance notice & priority ordering of limited edition models.
Membership rates are as follows:
Adult - £25.00 (UK), £30.00 (Overseas)
Junior (Under 18) - £16.00 (UK), £20.00 (Overseas)
Senior Citizen - £17.00 (UK), £20 (Overseas)
Joint Senior Citizen (couples) - £22.00 (UK), £26.00 (Overseas)
Joint/Family (couples or couples with up to 2 children) - £36.00 (UK), £40.00 (Overseas)
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A MEMBERSHIP FORM TO JOIN THE DPS