The Deltic Preservation Society Ltd
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 2PR

Company Number: 02587015
Charity Number: 1098733

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DPS Latest News

07.12.19: Deltic 50 no more

Those of you who have seen 43367 in service on the ECML in the past few weeks may have noticed that the power car has lost its 'Deltic 50' nameplates which were removed at Craigentinny and are being returned to the DPS. The plates were removed in preparation for the power car being taken out of service and going off lease. It made its last runs with LNER on December 1 and has now moved to Ely for storage. The picture (right) shows it at York on its penultimate day in service.

04.11.19: 2020 visits update

Mike Hallam-Rudd advises that the DPS has seven potential visit offers for 2020. Negotiations will take place over the next few months, further updates will follow in due course.

01.11.19: New Website

Welcome to the new DPS Website. As you will have noticed, the site has undergone a major revamp and makeover, with the inclusion of a much-requested online shop, enabling you to order goods from our Sales operation. We've also expanded other sections and redesigned the galleries.

The development of the new website, which began in late 2018, has been very much a team effort. IT expert Greg Dawson has been responsible for creating the new design, David Russell has worked on the content, and Darrell Marsh has helped set up the new online shop - Darrell looks forward to receiving your orders! Among the items available is the new book "The Deltic Family: 1955-1973", which has just been published. Remember, all profits from our Sales operation go towards the ongoing preservation of our Deltics. We will be adding more content to the shop in the coming weeks as well as enlarging other areas on the site, so do keep coming back.

If you do spot any errors on the website or have any problems, please let us know and we'll do our best to resolve them as quickly as we can. Happy browsing!

31.10.19: New display area at DPS depot

Happy Halloween - while a lot of us were decorating our houses, our volunteers was doing a different kind of decorating.
We are in the process of getting a new display area up and running with thanks to Bethany Marsh for overseeing this project along with more of our volunteers. We can’t wait to see what information is coming next.

31.10.19: 55019 returning to Barrow Hill

55019 'ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER' will be returning to Barrow Hill tomorrow following its visit to the Nene Valley Railway. A GB Railfreight Class 47 will be carrying out the move and timings can be found by clicking HERE. Please remember that such moves can run early or late.

20.10.19: Additional working for 55019 at NVR

We are pleased to advise that, in a late substitution, 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ will be operating three service trains at the Nene Valley Railway on Sunday 27th October. The NVR’s blue timetable is in operation, a copy can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Please keep an eye out here for details of any other possible workings at the NVR.

14.10.19: 55019 to work NVR ‘fish & chip’ special on October 18th

Due to the non-availability of the booked steam loco, 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ will be hauling the Nene Valley Railway’s Fish & Chip special this coming Friday (October 18th). The train leaves Wansford at 19.00 and arrived back at 21.35.

We have been advised that, due to a cancellation, there are currently 16 spare seats on this train. To make a booking, please contract the Nene Valley Railway directly on 01780 784444 and ask for Kerry. The price is £25 per person and there is a minimum age limit of 12 years old.

11.10.19: Nene Valley roster - Saturday & Sunday

The loco roster is now available for Saturday/Sunday of this weekend’s gala at the Nene Valley Railway and 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ is booked to work as follows:

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER
08.40 Wansford-Peterborough
09.20 Peterborough-Wansford
11.10 Yarwell-Wansford
11.20 Wansford-Peterborough
12.20 Peterborough-Wansford (with 37109)
14.10 Yarwell-Wansford (with 37109)
14.55 Peterborough-Wansford
15.30 Wansford-Yarwell
17.20 Wansford-Peterborough (with D8568 & 37109)
17.55 Peterborough-Wansford (with D8568 & 37109)

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER
11.10 Yarwell-Wansford
11.20 Wansford-Peterborough
12.20 Peterborough-Wansford (with 37109)
14.10 Yarwell-Wansford (with 37109)
14.55 Peterborough-Wansford
15.30 Wansford-Yarwell
17.20 Wansford-Peterborough (with D8568 & 37109)
17.55 Peterborough-Wansford (with D8568 & 37109)

The full timetable for Saturday is HERE and Sunday is HERE.

04.10.19: Nene Valley loco roster (Friday)

Loco allocations for the Friday of the Nene Valley Railway gala have now been received, 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ is booked to work as follows on Friday October 11th:

11.20 Wansford-Peterborough (with 37109, Class 37 leading)
11.56 Peterborough-Wansford (with 37109, Deltic leading)
14.50 Wansford-Peterborough (with D8568, Clayton leading)
15.26 Peterborough-Wansford (with D8568, Deltic leading)

The full timetable for the day can be obtained by clicking HERE.

23.09.19: NVR Driver Experiences completed

The final driver experiences were completed on the Nene Valley Railway on Thursday/Friday 19/20 September. The loco performing well and again in stunning weather, with all participants having a good day out. Below shows 55019 on 19 September on one of the photo stops along the line. Next operating dates will be over the three day diesel gala on Friday/Saturday/Sunday 11/12/13 of October, after which the loco will return home. (Report & Pic: Stuart Page)

08.09.19: 55019 in action at NVR

Stuart Page writes:

55019′s first event since arriving at the NVR last week was the driving experiences on Thursday/Friday 5/6th September. The loco performed well and all the participants had a good day out. One professional mainline driver came out for a turn and experienced how to drive a more sophisticated nonautomated locomotive. During the two days, photo stop opportunities arose and below shows RHF near the foot crossing at Castor. Next outings again on driver experiences are on Thursday/Friday 19th/20th September.

29.08.19: 55019 now at Nene Valley Railway

55019 moved to the Nene Valley Railway on August 28th as planned, GBRf supplying a pair of its Class 47s for the transfer from Barrow Hill. Here, the convoy is seen leaving Barrow Hill, photo courtesy of Mike Hallam-Rudd.

26.08.19: 55019 prepared for Nene Valley visit

Stuart Page writes:

On 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’, final checks were concluded on Saturday with the loco moved outside and running checks carried out. Times are still to be advised but planned movement to the Nene Valley Railway is on Wednesday 28th August.

UPDATE 27/08: Timings for the move, which leaves Barrow Hill just after 12.00 and runs via Toton, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray to the NVR have now been received and can be found HERE.

The photo, by Darrell Marsh, shows the second power unit being started up.

Looking for Graham Clarke's updates from Barrow Hill? These can now be found in the new 'BLOG' section of the website (latest update 08.12.19)