55019 'Royal Highland Fusilier' has had a two month spell at the Nene Valley Railway and returned to Barrow Hill for the winter on November 1. Discussions are taking place with various railways concerning 2020 visits, with three already confirmed:
Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway - March 2020 POSTPONED
A first for a 'Deltic'! 55019 will be appearing at the line's gala on Friday 27th to Sunday 29th March. In addition, there will be Footplate Experience days taking place on Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th March.
Swanage Railway - April 2020 POSTPONED
55019 will be a special guest at the Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala & Beer Festival which takes place on Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April. In addition, there will be Driver Experiences available the weekend before.
Severn Valley Railway - May/June 2020 GALA POSTPONED - DRIVER EXPERIENCE TBC
55019 will, once again, be visiting the Severn Valley Railway for its diesel gala on Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th May. In addition, it will be used on SVR Footplate Experience days on Monday 11th May, Tuesday 12th May , Tuesday 19th May, Wednesday 20th May , Sunday 31st May and Monday 1st June. For more information on these and to book, please visit the SVR website by CLICKING HERE.
West Somerset Railway - June 2020 GALA CANCELLED
A convoy from the Severn Valley Railway, including 55019, is due to attend this event on June 4-7.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - June 2020 GALA CANCELLED
55019 is booked to travel to the KWVR from the Severn Valley Railway with another visitor 'Warship' D821. More details TBC.
Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway - July-October 2020 GALA CANCELLED
55019 ‘Royal Highland Fusilier’ will be this year’s visiting locomotive at its main 2020 diesel gala event to be held over 3 days from Friday 24th July to Sunday 26th July 2020. The locomotive will be staying at the GWR until early October, and will therefore also be a key highlight of the Autumn Diesel Weekend, this year being held on Saturday and Sunday 26th and 27th September. It may also feature on occasional service train diagrams during its stay, one of which will involve a Members’ Day for DPS members - more details to follow.
DPS Sales Stand
The DPS Sales Stand will be in attendance at a number of events over the next few months, please pay Darrell and his team a visit if you are there - they'll be happy to sell you something!
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