D9000 & "The Deltic Deliverance" - 30th November 1996
Certainly a day to remember, but for the wrong reasons. After years of
waiting, a Deltic returned to the main line! What a day! The long haul by
86 from Kings Cross at daft o'clock, the joy of seeing D9000 tie on the
stock at Edinburgh Waverley, the smell of the Exhaust filling the coach through the many open
windows as the train accelerated through one of the Calton tunnels, the
thrill of experiencing passenger haulage behind a Deltic at speed again,
then the shared disappointment when it all came to a grinding halt at
Berwick upon Tweed.
NB: In the video some of the audio has been suppressed due to wind noise
and extreme profanity and views expressed by some of the upset travelers.
'ALLO JOHN, GOTTA NEW MOTA' DELTIC ENGINE WORK.
You wont see this every day, A replacement engine being lifted into one of
the few remaining locos of its type. The background is Buckley Wells on the
East Lancashire Railway and shows a very busy day with the Duke of
Gloucester steam loco during a boiler test as the work proceeds on the
Deltic, Royal Scots Grey.
Barrow Hill Roundhouse -Fab Four Gala 2012
Barrow hill Roundhouse is Britain's last surviving roundhouse which
features an operational turntable. They also have a quarter of a mile of
running track which operates during their special events. We see the centre
in operation during their "Fab Four" steam gala which held one of the most
impressive line up of London North Eastern Railway (LNER) locatives in
preservation. It was also the first opportunity to see two garter blue A4's
with full streamlining (4468 & 4464), as a result the two were paired
together for most of the day.
Re-creating that "top shed" feel were:
• A4 4468 mallard
• A4 4464 Bittern
• A2 60532 Blue Peter
• A1 60163 Tornado
• V2 4771 Green Arrow
• K4 61994 The Great marquees
• J72 69023 Joem
• N2 1744
• D11 506 Butler -- Henderson
• J17 8217
• Y7 1310
• C1 Atlantic No. 251
The footage featured shows every locomotive that was in steam running in
the video, most of them running up and down the Springwell Branch. The gala
was very busy so getting clear shots was hard which is why there are so
few. Lastly, A big thanks to all at Barrow Hill for putting on a fantastic
show. Really worth visiting if you have not already.
Baby Deltic engine start after revised coolant system installed
The first start of the engine after the coolant system has been modified to
work with a Serck hydrostatic system. Answers on a postard to the follwing
questions; 1) What's the bell?, 2) Why does the engine pick up in two
stages?, 3) Why does it shut down again?
No prizes and no flippancy! infoATthebabydelticproject.co.uk