Welcome to the revised format homepage of the BDP. From now on the latest updates, news, etc will appear here and then will migrate to the relevant part of the site to be replaced by the next new item.
Returning visitors will know all about us and our aims, new visitors may like to browse the site starting with the 'About us' link to the left.
A couple of pages on the (original) locos have been added, see the link 'Baby Deltics' to the left. Your comments are welcome.
Some terribly sad news this week.
We have learnt that Mike Gipson has died. Mike, the retired Overhauls Manager at Paxman Diesels (later MAN) in Colchester was a personal friend and valued supporter of the project from its earliest days.
It was Mike who agreed to store our engine for us when it had nowhere else to go and Mike who provided valuable advice and more than a few spares over the years.
Our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Here is a lovely photo of Mike, guiding our engine into place for storage way back in 2000.
A limited number of worksplates replicas cast in aluminium are available for sale. They are the same design as the ones to be carried by our recreated loco. These will be highly polished and painted, when finished they will be indistinguishable from those mounted on the loco. They are available at £85 each and can be pre-ordered here - see the sales page for details.
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