‘Deltic’ Alycidon fails on main line charter

THE Deltic Preservation Society reports Class 55 No. D9009 Alycidon suffered a high-voltage power surge while heading the return working of the A1 Trust’s ‘Auld Reekie’ railtour from Edinburgh to Doncaster on March 3. 

The train was rescued from Berwick by DB Cargo Class 67 No. 67004.

‘Deltic’ No. D9009 Alycidon failed on the ‘Auld Reekie’ railtour on March 3 and was hauled from Doncaster to Burton, Wetmore by DB Cargo Class 67 No. 67004. They are seen approaching Milford Tunnel, Derbyshire on March 4. STEVE BELL/RAILTEC TRANSFERS

The No. 2 generator and all six traction motors of the newly overhauled cast bogies were damaged when the mishap occurred. These bogies are destined for use under No. 55015 Tulyar, and were being run-in on No. D9009 while that loco’s fabricated bogies are under repair.

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