Gallery 5 - Other Galleries
DPS Depot 2003: Construction & Opening
Stars of the show! The movement of Tulyar from the Midland Railway Centre on September 19th was a well kept secret, and most people knew nothing about it until the curtain was dropped. Here the loco stands adjacent to the class pioneer. (Stuart Page)
The opening ceremony was performed by the society's President, Neville Davies, seen here alongside DPS Chairman Murray Brown. (Paul Bettany)
Several line-ups were staged during the day. With the cab of 55008 on the left, the Prototype, D9009 and 55019 stand outside the newly finished depot. (Ralph Tilley)
Another view of the three locos side by side (Stuart Page)
Shuttle rides were provided along the Springwell branch with 9 & 19 top and tailing a pair of coaches. Looking the part at the head of the blue and grey stock, 55019 departs Roundhouse Halt. (Ralph Tilley)
Now for some alternative Napier power! This superb 24 litre Napier 'Sealion' engined Bentley was driven into and out of the depot spitting flames as it went! (Richard Senior)
Strengthening the society's links with links with Napier Power Heritage, a marvellous selection of models and information was on display showing the breadth of Napier achievement on land, sea and air. (Richard Senior)
A selection of magnificent models in various scales were on display. Above can be seen a model power unit. (Richard Senior)
A display of original Deltic nameplates and headboards was organised by DPS member Pete Sargieson. Many thanks go to Pete for this, and also to the owners of the items. (Ian Dobson)
Various worksplates and depot plates were also included in the extensive display. (Ian Dobson)
And rubbings too! Many people will no doubt remember the quick dash to the end of the platform to making rubbings of nameplates before the loco departed. (Richard Senior)
Just to illustrate how good this model of the prototype is, the two versions (model and full size, that is!) were posed for this picture. (Rob Stanley)
Together for the first time, mounted on recently acquired warflats, the Society's collection of engines, 4 D18-25B rail Traction. (Richard Senior)
Also present at the event was the society's 4th Deltic, the cab of 55008 The Green Howards. Moved from the Midland Railway Centre prior to the event, it stands in front of two VDA vans which had been acquired by the DPS a year or so earlier. (Richard Senior)
During October and November 2003, the building started to look more like a depot - racking was installed in one area of the depot, providing an area for storage of those all-essential Deltic spares. (Graham Clarke)
By early February, much of the racking area was full. The view above shows many of the inhibited and boxed components of power unit 415. The item on the Left Hand Side is the phasing gearcase; on the racks are the smaller components and one cylinder block. The two other blocks and three crankcases are on racking at the other end of the depot. One of the society's Deltic engine tools, a crankshaft stand is visible on the right. (Nigel Paine)
Barrow Hill Diesel Event 2009
Barrow Hill's diesel event in 2009 had a heavy deltic presence. Hark back to the late 1970s with a blue Deltic on blue/grey 'air-cons'. Now sporting domino dots at one end, 55019 works a shuttle train on the Sunday.
Among the visitors to the event was 55022 'Royal Scots Grey', which collected D1023 from the NRM on its way from Bury to Barrow Hill. The loco returns to the yard after working shuttle trains on the Saturday.
Deltics 19 and 22 pose side by side on Sunday afternoon.
On display was D9016 'Gordon Highlander', seen here with fellow EE built Class 40 No. D213 'Andania'.
The regular start-ups of the Baby Deltic power unit, now located in the bodyshell of 37372, was something not to be missed.Here the unit erupts into life with the 12.00 start-up.
The DPS simulator (cab from 55008) was open for business, here DPS simulator manager Stuart Page is seen in the secondman's seat.
The cab of 55021 'Argyll & Sutherland Highlander' was located on a weltrol into the DPS depot. It is now based in South Wales.
Prototype DELTIC - 50th anniversary : 2005
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Deltic locomotive, HST power car 43167 was named 'DELTIC 50 1955-2005' at King's Cross on October 24 2005, exactly 50 years to the day since DP1 entered service. The naming ceremony - left to right: Christopher Garnett (GNER Chief Executive), Murray Brown (DPS Chairman) and Alan Vessey (Napier Power Heritage Trust). (Nigel Paine)
43167 leaves King's Cross - not quite as much clag as a Deltic, but a good effort! (Nigel Paine)
Meanwhile at Shildon a duplicate nameplate was being handed over to the National Railway Museum. Here Dr Peter Rogers (DPS Executive Vice President) and Anthony Coulls (NRM) hold the nameplate in front of the prototype.
Peter Rodgers delivers his speech. (Ian Dobson)
The two cakes, almost too good to be cut up!(Ian Dobson)
The cakes were to be washed down with glasses of champagne.
The namplate was then precariously balanced on the centre lamp bracket. A pretty good paint match eh?
A reminder about what was being celebrated. (Richard Barrick)
43167 pauses at Darlington en route for Aberdeen. (Richard Barrick)
2004: Deltic depot activity
Work continued on the intermediate body overhaul of 55019 which had started at the end of 2003. Here, Graham Clarke is seen busy at work . (Ian Lewis)
The sparks fly as the plasma cutter is let loose on the bodywork of 55019. (Graham Clarke)
DPS volunteer Pete Stojanovic at work. (Ian Lewis)
On June 23, the NRM's 55002 arrived at the DPS depot for a stay which was to include a repaint the following year. During a torrential downpour with black skies (a typical summer's day?), the convoy, hauled by 66544, leaves Doncaster for Barrow Hill.
The locomotive entered the Depot in torrential rain, sorry for the poor quality photo!
55002 safely tucked inside the DPS depot.
During the diesel event in July, members of the public had the chance to see the working being carried out on D9015 and 55019.
By October, panels had started to be added to A side. Initially they are plug welded at the top.
Bodyside panelling was removed from the 'B' side on October 7.
Work took place on creating a museum display area, seen here on October 8.
The finishing touch of the corporate logo was applied to our gates in October. Many thanks to Steve Hollis who did much of the preparation work (and aquired the gates in the first place)also to the other painters,David Reay, Phil Dunn,Richard Senior, Richard Wardle, Duncan Fenwick and Nigel Paine.
Further work on A side has seen the panels end attached at the bottom of the framing, this picture is on October 17.
October 23 and Stuart page removes bodywork from the bottom of the cab.
By the end of the day on November 28, some primer had been applied to the framework.
Framework repairs also took place. This is the 'top hat' framework when viewed from the inside on December 11.
2005: Deltic depot activity
The main focus of activity during the early part of 2005 was the completion of 55019's body overhaul. This is the view on January 15.
The next stage in the progress of body preparation is the application of body filler where necessary, this picture is dated January 23.
Refitting of the fuel tanks on B side took place on February 12.
By February 13, all body panels were now on, only jacking pockets etc needing further work.
Load banking took place on February 28. These two ex-class 86's brake stacks form the Load Bank. This is basically a large bank of resistors that absorbs the energy is produced by the generator (and dissipates it in the form of heat).
With TPWS now a main line requirement, the equipment was fitted to 55019. This is the receiver at No 1 end adjacent to the existing AWS receiver.
TPWS testing took place on March 7 and Thales engineers installed a temporary transmitter on the Barrow Hill mainline connection to enable this to be carried out. The tests involved several runs at different speeds with changes to the set up being made after each run.
Next the repaint. A first thinned coat of undercoat is applied, seen here on March 13.
By April 10, the whole of B side is now rubbed down awaiting washing off.
April 21, and 55019 is ready for its tour two days later (well, just the overhead warning signs and stripes to add).
May 29 and D9015 and 55022 are both undergoing bodywork repairs - the latter being undertaken by DPSCS for Martin Walker.
A further load banking of 55019 took place on June 27 prior to it hauling a railtour on July 1.
July 14 saw the arrival from Butterley of the two power units from 55015 which had been removed from the loco in 1997.
55002 was repainted during the year, here it is seen on August 6 after preparatory work has taken place.
By August 13, the loco was in undercoat.
The repaint nears completion at the beginning of September. (poworoy)
A member's day took place to commemorate the 40th anniversary to the day of the naming of 55019 'Royal Highland Fusilier' on September 11. Chairman Murray Brown and President Neville Davies performed the opening ceremony. Over 120 members and guests attended the event. (poworoy)
This was followed with a rededication ceremony of 55019, which was attended by the Royal Highland Fusiliers Regiment.
Sgt Harkness and Corporal Richie hold the detailed model presented to the regiment. (poworoy)
Newly repainted 55002 was on display during the members day on September 11.
Also on September 11, 55022 undergoing overhaul for Martin Walker, this working being undertaken by DPS Commercial Services.
The DPS cab simulator was in action and proved very popular, with over 150 visits taking place.
Among those who tried out the simulator were the Marsh family.
After a spell of just under 18 months at the NRM, D9009 returned to Barrow Hill in November.
With lessons learned from the reskinning of 55019 and 55022, additional work is being performed on 55 015 with parts of the lower inner skin being replaced. This photo is dated December 11.
2006: Doncaster Works Deltic Tribute at Barrow Hill
The day before the event, 55022, which had been overhauled for Martin Walker by DPSCS, undergoes load bank testing.
A Friday evening photo-shoot took place featuring all six surviving production Deltics.
Visitors to the event on the Saturday were greeted with the sight of two Deltic cabs, belonging to 55021 & 55008.
Crowds gather for the official opening, which was undertaken by Murray Brown (DPS Chairman), Ian Lewis (Event Organiser) and representatives from Doncaster Works,
The event was sponsored by Bachmann, whose banner was affixed to D9015 which was undergoing overhaul.
A number of Deltic numberplates were on display, including ones from our own locos removed during body repairs.
Various nameplates and other worksplates were also ondisplay.
Shuttle trains on the branch were operated using 55022 (seen here) and 55019.
The Saturday photo-shoot featured all siz Deltics again, this time with the three blue examples to the left and the green ones to the right.
Porterbrook Purple Deltic : D9016
Departing the Brush works, where the loco had been since April 1998, 9016 heads for the main line on December 3rd 1999. (Clive Elverstone)
Coupled to D9000 Royal Scots Grey, the two Deltics at Loughborough station as a Class 170 passes. (Ralph Barrett)
On June 29th 2000, just over six months after its fire, the loco was moved to Crewe for removal of its damaged power unit, undertaken using the DPS's power unit lifting beam. Contrasting views as the loco stands at Crewe adjacent to another brightly coloured loco - a LoadHaul Class 37. (Dave Wood) Close
The DPS lifting beam and engine mount feet were hired by Porterbrook to assist with the installation of power unit 406 into 9016 Gordon Highlander. This picture was taken prior to the unit being refitted at Crewe. ('POWOROY') Close
On a loaded test run, 9016 Gordon Highlander approaches Leyland on the return south to Crewe on March 28th. (Lawrence Clift)
The first passenger working for the loco took place on April 6th 2002. Gordon Highlander approaches York, passing Holgate Sidings. In the background are 37521+37682 which hauled the train from York to Scarborough. (Gareth Griffiths)
A little further on, the train is captured arriving at York. (Brian Russell)
Prior to fitting of the headboard, the tour stands at Scarborough awaiting departure.
In June 2003, 9016 worked the 'ecs' portions of a DPS railtour from Kings Cross to Bounds Green and return, to the delight of participants on the tour. Here it is seen inside Bounds Green depot. (Nigel Hutchison)