Resource Type: Image | Posted on 2nd December 2011 by Liam Physick

Here we see one of the famous Deltic locomotives pulling a passenger train. At the Grand Cavalcade, the Deltic was represented by No. 55015 Tulyar. Launched on 13th October 1961, the Tulyar (originally numbered D9015, renumbered in February 1974) was named after a racehorse which in 1952 won the Derby, St. Ledger and Eclipse stakes, and was based at Finsbury Park depot (as with other “racehorse Deltics”) until its closure in May 1981. In honour of its appearance at the Grand Cavalcade, plaques were presented to the Deltic Preservation Society and are carried on the Tulyar’s route indicator panels. On 2nd January 1982, the Tulyar pulled the Deltic Scotsman Farewell railtour northbound from King’s Cross to Edinburgh: southbound the train was pulled 55022 Royal Scots Grey. After leaving the tour, it ran to Haymarket depot for fuel, the last Deltic to enter and leave the depot as a BR locomotive. Then it ran light-engine to York and was withdrawn from service. The Tulyar was bought by Peter Sansom and moved to the Midland Railway - Butterley: in 1986, it was sold to the DPS, while remaining based on the MRB. Since then, restored to its original number, it has toured the country several times, featuring at a number of open days and other heritage railways, including the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, the Llangollen Railway, the Mid Hants Railway, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Severn Valley Railway.  In March 1997, the Tulyar appeared at the 3 Deltics event on the East Lancashire Railway, organised by the DPS. It then returned to the Midland Railway - Butterley and the following month was withdrawn in order to be overhauled. This overhaul was completed in 2011and the Tulyar is expected to appear on the main line in the near future


Tagged under: rocket 150, british rail, diesel locomotives, grand cavalcade, heritage railways, diesel-electric locomotives, severn valley railway, northy yorkshire moors railway, midland railway - butterley, east lancashire railway

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