The DPS owns and cares for three of the six surviving Deltics from the original fleet of 22. These are 55009 Alycidon, D9015 Tulyar and 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier. A fully restored cab from 55008 The Green Howards is also on show and open to the public at the DPS’ Depot 55 at Barrow Hill, Staveley. 55009 is main line certificated, and 55019 is due to return to main line activity once equipment has been upgraded. D9015 is in the final stages of a huge renovation project.
The National Railway Museum, York, owns 55002 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 55002 is presently a static exhibit at the NRM, York. It is also the custodian of the prototype DELTIC which, after covering 450,000 miles on both the West Coast and East Coast Main Lines, paved the way for the British Transport Commission ordering the production fleet of Deltics in 1958. These entered service in 1961/2.
Crewe-based Locomotive Services owns D9000 Royal Scots Grey and D9016 Gordon Highlander. D9000 is certificated for main line use, whilst D9016 has been cosmetically restored, and is part of an exhibition at LS’ Margate facility.
Six production Deltics are therefore extant, together with the prototype..