Saturday 18th June 2016 saw “Alycidon” revisit Tweedbank. This was a re-run of the tour in April which was a sell out. The train left York at around 0800 returning at around 2130. Passengers were treated to a magnificent run up the East Coast Mainline passing over Durham Viaduct, the Newcastle bridges and on up the coast to Edinburgh. From here the train took the newly rebuilt “Waverley Route” to Tweedbank. It then retraced its steps for a 2 hour visit to Edinburgh and then back to York.
Bethany Marsh from the Deltic Preservation Society was on board the locomotive as the travelling fitter making her the youngest travelling fitter on the railway system. It was Bethany’s responsibility to ensure the locomotive “behaved” itself during the run which is no mean feat when running up to 100mph.