Past DPS Tours

Between 1999 and 2005, the Deltic Preservation Society (or its commercial arm, DPS Commercial Services Ltd, organised a number of charters hauled by D9009 Alycidon and 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier. Details of these can be found below.  


Saturday May 22nd 1999
D9009: King’s Cross-York (via ECML)
D9009: York-King’s Cross (via ECML)
55019: King’s Cross-York (via ECML)
55019: York-King’s Cross (via ECML)
Saturday July 17th 1999
D9009: Crewe-Newcastle (via Stockport, Stalybridge, Leeds and York)
55019: Newcastle-Stirling (via Edinburgh and Falkirk)
55019: Stirling-Newcastle (via Falkirk and Edinburgh)
D9009: Newcastle-Crewe (via York, Leeds, Stalybridge and Stockport)
Saturday February 26th 2000
55019: Newcastle-King’s Cross (via ECML)
55019: King’s Cross-Newcastle (via ECML)
Saturday May 13th 2000
55019: Crewe-Holyhead
55019: Holyhead-Crewe
Saturday August 11th 2001
D9009: Preston-Bradford Interchange (via Manchester Vic and Hebden Bridge)
D9009: Bradford Interchange-Carlisle (via Castleford, York and Newcastle)
D9009: Carlisle-Preston (via S&C, Leeds Whitehall curve, Wakefield Kirkgate and Manchester Vic)
Saturday October 20th 2001
D9009: Preston-York (via Manchester Vic and Wakefield Kirkgate)
D9009: York-Ely (via ECML and Peterborough)
55019: Ely-Norwich
D9009: Norwich-Great Yarmouth (via Acle)
55019+D9009: Great Yarmouth-York (via Berney Arms, Wensum curve, Ely avoider and Peterborough)
D9009+55019: York-Preston (via Wakefield Kirkgate and Manchester Vic)
Saturday April 13th 2002 – “The Silver Jubilee”
55019: King’s Cross-Edinburgh (via ECML)
55019: Edinburgh-Peterborough (via Suburban line, Carlisle, Tyne Valley and ECML)
56120: Peterborough-King’s Cross (55019 dead in tow)
Saturday September 7th 2002
D9009: Preston-Bristol TM (via Manchester Vic, Sheffield, Retford, Finsbury Park, North London Line, GWML and Bath Spa)
D9009: Bristol TM-Preston (via Bristol Parkway, GWML, North London Line, Midland Main Line, Toton, Darnall, Sheffield and Manchester Vic)
Saturday June 7th 2003
55019: Newcastle-King’s Cross (via Gainsborough, Lincoln and Sleaford Avoider)
55019: King’s Cross-Newcastle (via Sleaford, Lincolnd and Gainsborough)
Sunday June 22nd 2003-Thursday June 26th 2003 – “DPS Freedom of Scotland”
D9009: Preston-Edinburgh (via Carlisle)
55019: Edinburgh-Georgemas Junction (via Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness avoider)
D9009: Georgemas Junction-Thurso
55019: Thurso-Wick
D9009: Wick-Dingwall
55019: Dingwall-Kyle of Lochalsh
D9009: Kyle of Lochalsh-Aviemore
D9009: Aviemore-Stranraer (via Stirling, Springburn, Paisley GS and Ayr)
55019: Stranraer-Fort William (via Ayr, Paisley GS, Springburn and Dalmuir)
D9009: Fort William-Mallaig
55019: Mallaig-Fort William
D9009: Fort William-Crianlarich
55019: Crianlarich-Oban
D9009: Oban-Crianlarich
55019: Crianlarich-Fort William
D9009: Fort William-Preston (via Dalmuir, Springburn, Whifflet, Motherwell and WCML)
Saturday April 23rd 2005 – “Thales Flyer”
55019: King’s Cross-Edinburgh (via ECML)
67013: Edinburgh-King’s Cross (via ECML)
Saturday July 2nd 2005
55019: Preston-Salisbury (via WCML, Kensington Olympia, Woking and Havant)
55019: Salisbury-Preston (via Havant, Three Bridges, Kensington Olympia and WCML)
Wednesday December 28th 2005 – “The Fusilier Farewell”
55019: Derby-York (via Sheffield and Ferrybridge)
55019: York-York (via Leeds, Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, Blackburn, Leyland, Bolton, Manchester Vic, Huddersfield and Wakefield Kirkgate)
55019: York-Derby (via Ferrybridge and Sheffield)