DPS on preserved lines/events
2016 & 2017 - Severn Valley, Great Central, Epping Ongar, Bluebell
Severn Valley Railway55019 spent much of the 2016 season at the SVR, seen here with 5580 and D9002. (Jonathan Dunster)
Severn Valley RailwayAfter Driver Experience turns, 55019 on the turntable by the new SVR depot on May 20th. (Stuart Page)
Severn Valley RailwayA burst air pipe meant 55019 had to undergo repairs at the SVR - our thanks go the the SVR for letting us use their diesel depot facilities. (Jonathan Dunster)
Severn Valley RailwayFollowing static running tests the previous day, 55019 was used for shunting at Kidderminster on August 7. (Stuart Page)
Severn Valley Railway55019 at Kidderminster depot prior to DPS members day on September 3 2016. (Stuart Page)
Great Central RailwayAfter the Severn Valley, 19 visited the Great Central Railway for its gala. Here it is at Leicester on September 10. (Graham Clarke)
Epping Ongar Railway55019 visited the Epping Ongar Railway in autumn 2016. Driver Experiences took place, as seen here on September 21. (Stuart Page)
Epping Ongar RailwayAnother view from Epping Ongar. This is 'RHF' at North Weald before at photo charter on October 8. (Stuart Page)
2014 & 2015 - East Lancs, Bluebell, Severn Valley, Shildon
Severn Valley RailwayJune 2014 saw several days running at the SVR, seen here on 18th at Bridgnorth. (Stuart Page)
East Lancs RailwayRemembrance Sunday, November 9 2014 - 55019 at Bury on the Sunday, carrying a wreath and shortly before the loco’s power units were shut down for 2 minute’s silence at 11.00.
Bluebell RailwayApril 2015 saw D9009 and 55019 visit the Bluebell Railway, here is ALYCIDON at Horsted Keynes.
Bluebell RailwayCrowds of people turned out to see and travel on the Deltics at the Bluebell - as seen from this shot taken approaching Horsted Keynes on April 18. (Jonathan Hughes)
Severn Valley Railway55019 attended the SVR diesel gala in October 2015, seen here arriving at Hampton Loade.
Diamond DelticThe prototype 'DELTIC' celebrated its 60th birthday in October 2015, and it was joined at Shildon by three production Deltics. Here is 55002 taking 55019 to the event.
2013 - Mid Hants, Swanage, East Lancs, Grantham, North Yorkshire Moors & Severn Valley
Mid Hants RailwayA Deltic with a 4-VEP! D9009 at the Mid Hants Railway on April 28, starting up prior to working the 09.30 Alton-Alresford. (Stuart Page)
Swanage RailwayD9009 visited the Swanage Railway in May, although it was not used in service during the gala, being used to haul the convoy and being open for cab visits. Here, the loco is seen on the line hauling the convoy from Barrow Hill/Dean Forest. (Andrew P M Wright)
Swanage RailwayDuring the Swanage Gala, local radio presenter Mark Collins, who promoted the event 'on air', was treat to a cab ride in 19. Here, he is seen alongside the loco. (Stuart Page)
East Lancs RailwayD9009 spent much of the summer at the East Lancs Railway, being used on several occasions. One such time was on July 28, during the 'End of Steam' event. With an appropriate headcode, the loco stands in Ramsbottom Sidings with a local service. (Stuart Page)
Grantham eventSeptember saw RHF visit Grantham and Doncaster. The move from Barrow Hill to Grantham was via York, where 4468 'Mallard' was collected.
Grantham eventThousands of people flocked to see Mallard and 55019 at Grantham. Here, the two East Coast machines pose together. (Stuart Page)
North Yorkshire Moors RailwayBack at the loco's first home, where it appeared at the UK's very first diesel gala 30 years ago, D9009 stands at Grosmont on September 14.
North Yorkshire Moors RailwayDeltic on a Pullman? Yes please! D9009 stands at Grosmont with the Sunday lunch special. (Stuart Page)
North Yorkshire Moors RailwayD9009 waits to run round a Goathland after working a shuttle from Grosmont. (Stuart Page)
North Yorkshire Moors RailwayBack where we were in the 80s! D821 and D9009 stand in the Grosmont headshunt on September 15. This location was the home for both locos some 25 years ago. (Stuart Page)
Severn Valley RailwayWith the crowds attracted to the loco, D9009 departs Kidderminster on 1105 Kidderminster to Bewdley shuttle on October 5th. (Brian Sherrington)
2011 - Magnificent Seven at Shildon
Convoy moveMartin Walker supplied 55022 for the convoy move to Shildon, giving the amazing sight of FIVE Deltics together on the main line! This is the convoy approaching Newton Aycliffe. (Brian Sherrington)
TulyarD9015, which is part way through a major restoration at Barrow Hill, moved to the event by road. (Brian Sherrington)
Magnificent SevenD9009, D9016 and DELTIC at the photoshoot. Note that D9016 has gained full yellow ends, representing a late 1960s colour scheme. (Brian Sherrington)
Magnificent SevenAll seven Deltics stand side by side - (L-R) 55002, 55019, DELTIC, D9016, D9009, 55022 and D9015. (Brian Sherrington)
Magnificent SevenDespite the weather, plenty of people made the visit to Locomotion on the Saturday to see all seven Deltics. All seven locos are in the view as people brave the elements.(Zac Hinchcliffe)
Prototype CabLoco cabs were opened up during the event, giving people a rare chance to see inside DELTIC. Note the lack of partition behind the driver and secondmans seat. (Zac Hinchcliffe)
Magnificent SevenOn the Saturday, two of the locos made runs along the demonstration line at Locomotion. Here, the NRM's 55002 is captured in action.
Magnificent SevenA night shot on the Saturday evening. Whilst the rain meant people got rather wet, it also provided the opportunity for some interesting views which provided reflections on the wet ground. (Zac Hinchcliffe)
Magnificent SevenA view overlooking the site with all the Deltics visible on Suday 9th October. (Gary Lupton)
Convoy moveOn October 11th, the five Deltics moved to the ELR from Shildon, in readiness for the Deltic Gathering. Like the previous week, 55022 was in charge of the movement, seen here on the ECML south of Shipton on the approach to York. (David Russell)
Convoy moveSoon after, the five Deltics are captured under the famous station roof at York. (Jonathan Watson)
2011 - Swanage, Wensleydale and Keighley & Worth Valley
Wensleydale Railway55019 stands in the car park at Leeming Bar, adjacent to D5310 which had arrived around the same time. (Keith Russell)
Wensleydale Railway55019's first outing was the 10.25 service from Leeming Bar on Friday April 8th, seen here arriving at Bedale. (Darrell Marsh)
Wensleydale RailwayAgain on April 8th, RHF stands at Redmire, ready to return to Leeming Bar. (Graham Clarke)
Wensleydale RailwayOn April 8th, the 11.50 Redmire-Leeming Bar is seen near Leyburn. (Darrell Marsh)
Wensleydale RailwayLater on the first day, the Deltic approaches Leyburn with the 16.00 from Leeming Bar.
Wensleydale RailwayThe second trip of the day is captured at Redmire prior to running round. (Graham Clarke)
Wensleydale Railway55019 departs Finghall on the 14.35 Leeming Bar-Redmire on the Saturday of the event.
Wensleydale RailwayOn the second day of operations, driver Mike Birkinshaw looks back prior to departure from Leyburn. Sadly, Mike, who served on the DPS committee from 1992 to 2002, passed away in 2015. (Andrew Royle)
SwanageThe stock behind D9009 (a Mk 1 coach and 3-CIG EMU) at the Swanage diesel gala may not be very authentic but it quite suits the loco! (Paul Winter)
Wensleydale RailwayThe September gala at Wensleydale saw 55019 joined by the NRM's 55002. KOYLI group and DPS volunteers stand alongside 55002/19 ready for the last day of the event. (Mike Hallam-Rudd)
Wensleydale RailwayAinderby shuttle on September 25th, with 55019 and 55002 running top and tail on the WR Class 101. (Mike Hallam-Rudd)
2010 - Great Central Railway
Great CentralOn July 30th, the loco stands at Leicester North ready to head back to Loughborough. (Jamie Steel)
Great CentralAugust 1st saw D9009 in use again, seen here on the outward trip from Loughborough to Leicester North. (John Bagshaw)
Photo charterA photo charter with D9009 took place on September 16th. There the loco is seen at Loughborough. (Darrell Marsh)
2009 - Nene Valley & Great Central
LoughboroughD9009 was moved from Barrow Hill to the Nene Valley by GBRf's 66722 on June 23rd. The convoy is seen here passing Loughborough.(James Whincup)
Nene ValleyD9009 leaves Wansford on its first working on July 4th, heading from Wansford towards Peterborough.(Roger Gurney)
Nene ValleyD9009 stands at Orton Mere, ready for the journey back to Wansford and Yarwell. (Stuart Page)
TPO demo at NVRThe equipment is in position ready to collect
and pick up the mailbags. (Stuart Page)
Nene ValleyJuly 11th saw D9009 on passenger train services, using one of the NVR's continental rakes of stock. The 12.00 departure from Wansford produced plenty of clag! (Roger Gurney)
Great Central55019 made a non-stop run both ways at lunchtime on the Saturday, seen hear on the approach to Rothley with the 13.00 from Loughborough.
Great Central1620 Loughborough-Leicester North storms away from Quorn with the second engine just cutting in.
Great CentralSunday evening and 55019 was used to shunt a freight train that would be used on a photo charter the following day.
2007 & 2008 - North Yorkshire Moors
PickeringDuring the line's diesel gala, the NRM's pioneer Class 37 passes D9009 at Pickering. The Deltic returned the train to Grosmont, with the Class 37 on the rear of the train.
GoathlandD9009 passes D1015 at Goathland on Saturday May 10th. The 'Western' had collected D9009 and 55019 from Barrow Hill two days previously.
2004 - Railfest/NRM
RepaintWith the lower light green band masked off the first coat of dark green gloss is applied to the bodyside.(Richard Senior)
55008 repairsMajor repairs were required to the cab of 55008 to make it presentable. The restoration team are seen at work. (Richard Senior)
55008A lot of midnight oil was burned by Roger and Steve to finish the cab in time, many thanks to them.
D9009Alycidon stands in the sunshine awaiting cab visitors. The rear cab is full of balloons as part of a competition to win a Bachmann model Deltic.
Cab SimulatorThe installation of a driving simulator led by Robin Gray in No 8s' cab led to it being a popular exhibit. Here, Lucy Waring takes control of the driving simulator.
55008Three of the men who worked very hard to ensure that the cab of 55008 was complete in time for the event - Roger Radcliffe, Steve Smedley and Robin Gray stand outside the cab during one of the very few quiet periods.
The Last PostJune 6 was the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, Operation Overlord. The day was remembered when Ian Lewis played The Last Post followed by Reveille after two minutes silence were observed. Afterwards at 11.00 the steam locomotives also gave a series of long whistles. The society remembered the officers and men of The Green Howards of which two battalions were amongst the first to land on the Normandy beaches.
2003 - Midland Railway Centre & Doncaster Plant 150
Midland Railway CentreCarrying a DPS headboard, 55019 stands at Butterley awaiting a turn of duty. (Glyn Brocklesby)
Midland Railway CentreOn the Sunday, 55019 was leading for the double-headed departure from Butterley, as seen in the above view. (Ralph Tilley)
Midland Railway CentreSeveral of the regular DPS volunteers took part in a driver experience day on the Monday after the gala. Here, a few of the team pose in front of D9009 after an enjoyable day out. L-R: Phil Needham, Mike Hallam-Rudd, Louise Burton-Gull, Charlie Cawthorne, Ian Lewis and John Feltus.
Midland Railway CentreHow's this for an unusual pairing? This is D9009 at Swanwick with Plasser & Theurer Inspection Unit DB999700+DB999701. (Ian Lewis)
Doncaster Plant 150At the event on July 26th/27th, D9009 was available for 'cabbing' and this proved to be extremely popular as seen by the queue in this picture taken on the first day! D9009 was positioned between the Fifty Fund's 50035 Ark Royal and Class 58 no. 58001 which has been restored to its original livery. (Bob Peach)
Doncaster Plant 15055019 was displayed in '1981 workstained' condition, as many of the Deltics appeared in their final months in service.
2002 - Nene Valley & North Yorkshire Moors
Nene ValleyD9009 and 55019 arrived at the Nene Valley on May 16 with 47401, another ECML stalwart. A token exchange takes place as the three locos depart Orton Mere, en route to Wansford (Paul Young
Nene ValleyOn May 18, D9009 arrives at Orton Mere with the 11.20 ex Wansford, double heading with then resident Class 40 D306 Atlantic Conveyor. (Paul Young)
North Yorkshire MoorsD9009 and 55019 visited the NYMR in July/August, marking 20 years since their first outings in preservation on the line. D9009 runs from Pickering to Grosmont on July 6th. (Tim Goodspeed)
North Yorkshire MoorsD9009 stands in the sun at Grosmont on July 6, awaiting the climb up the 1 in 49 bank to Goathland. (Tim Goodspeed)
North Yorkshire MoorsThe DPS celebrated 20 years of the first runs of the society's locos in DPS ownership at a special event at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on August 17th (the first runs occurred on August 21st 1982). Both locos stand at Grosmont. (Ralph Tilley)
North Yorkshire MoorsOn August 24th 2002, the NYMR held a 'Mini Diesel Gala', featuring D9009 and 55019 as well as NYMR resident Diesels. The first Deltic hauled service was worked by 55019, seen at Grosmont prior to departure.