We regret to announce that due to a serious engine failure, BR Deltic No. 55018 ‘Ballymoss’ will not be running at the NYMR during the 2017 Gold Timetable as previously planned (below). The scheduled diesel paths will now be filled by locomotives from our own fleet, Class 26 & 37. We hope for a speedy repair as possible and that we can welcome the locomotive back in due course.

We are pleased to announce our diesel running during the gold timetable, which will run from 24th July to 2nd September. These services are scheduled to operate in the diesel path within the gold timetable. 

55022 hauled the Deltic Scotsman Farewell railtour from Edinburgh to Kings Cross, becoming the last Deltic to work for BR. Preservation followed, initially at the Nene Valley Railway and then, in November 1996, “Royal Scots Grey” became the first preserved Deltic to operate on the main line once more. From 1997-2002 she was leased by Anglia Railways and Virgin Trains to provide a backup for regular passenger services.

The locomotive was initially preserved by the Deltic 9000 Fund and its successor Deltic 9000 Locomotives Limited, before being sold to Beaver Sports (Yorks) Ltd, its current owner in 2004. In 2015, the locomotive was repainted with the white cab window surrounds typical of the Finsbury Park depot and has been seen in the guise of a number of locomotives based there; 55003 Meld, 55007 Pinza and, currently, 55018 Ballymoss.

Find out more about the NYMR Diesel fleet operating over the gold timetable BR Class 37 No. 37264 and BR Class 26 No. 26038 "Tom Clift"

Visit the Royal Scots Grey website for more information and news. 

24th July – 29th July Class 26 or 37
31st July – 5th Aug     Deltic
7th Aug – 12th Aug Class 26 or 37
14th Aug – 17th Aug  Deltic
18th Aug – 19th Aug Class 26
21st Aug – 22nd Aug Deltic
23rd Aug – 26th Aug   Class 26 or 37
28th Aug – 2nd Sept  Deltic 


Photo Credit: Martin Walker


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