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55019 Main Line Appeal

Latest Appeal

Thank you for looking at the DPS’ Appeal page. We are in the throes of returning 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier to the main line. Since it last ran on the national network (in the mid 2000s) various equipments require replacing with upgraded technologies. We have had three successful appeals so far enabling the Automatic Warning System, Train Protection Warning System, OTMR (On Train Monitoring Recorder) together with the radio equipment (GSM-R) to be renewed. Thank you so much to all who have contributed. This leaves the overhaul of 55019’s bogies to complete.


The target is £15,000 which will enable all 12 brake cylinders to be overhauled and the bogies brought up to main line standard. In this respect, the bogies have run insufficient miles since their last overhaul, so upgrade work is considered to be minimal. Let’s see 55019 back on the main line, joining sister 55009 Alycidon!

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Help us recreate this magnificent sight - 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier on the national system. RHF is pictured at Spittal having just crossed the Royal Border Bridge heading the 1Z64 15.28 Berwick-Crewe ‘Northern Belle’ luxury charter on September 20, 2000. Photo: Peter J Robinson.

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