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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

J27 Boiler Progress

The pneumatic portable face skimming machine skimming the LHS clack valve face - LNWR Crewe

This collection of photographs shows progress overhauling the inverted J27 boiler at LNWR Crewe.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 11:54

Review of NELPG News

Following the item included by the Chairman in the February 2014 edition of NELPG NEWS, a number of responses were received. A report to the committee has been written which sets out to analyse those responses and suggest ways in which the debate regarding the future of NELPG NEWS might be moved forward, and can be found within the governance documents under the "About NELPG" menu item.


Hutchey joins Q6 Working Party

Saturday's working party was joined by Hutchey. If the photographer hadn't taken so much time to persuade to pose we might have got more done.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 12:20

Working Parties

Regular working parties  continue at Hopetown between 19:00 and 22:00 on Mondays and 10:00 until 16:00 Thursdays.  Contact Terry Newman (Monday evening) or Neal Woods (Thursday) if you wish to attend a working party. Daytime working parties on the Q6 take place at Grosmont on Wednesdays and Saturdays - contact Darrin Crone, and at Carnforth on the K1 - contact Paul Hutchinson.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 16:43

Hopetown Works Open Days

Hopetown Works is usually open for the public to visit between 10:00 and 16:00 on the third Saturday of each month. Please check the What's on menu item for details.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:05

Maintenance Start on J72

On Tuesday 20th, the first working party was held at Locomotion to undertake the routine winter servicing of the J72.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 11:55

K1 Cylinder Rebore

As part of the winter maintenance, on 18th December the K1's left hand cylinder was re-bored by Moss Engineering of Kendal.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 December 2014 11:04

Monthly Social Meetings

These take place at 19:30, usually on the second Friday of the month between September and May. Meetings now take place in Darlington Club and Institute in Northgate; see the What's on menu item for details.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2009 10:11

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The NELPG exists to foster interest in, and to preserve examples of, steam locomotives, rolling stock and other items of railway interest connected with the North East of England.


Loco Board

K1 62005
K1 62005
At WCRC depot, Carnforth, winter maintanance.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
At Grosmont on NYMR, failed with axlebox problems.

J27 65894
J27 65894 (NER P3 2392)
At Hopetown Works, for general overhaul, boiler at  Crewe.

J72 69023
J72 69023 Joem
At NRM Locomotion, Shildon for winter maintenance.



A2 60532 Blue Peter
A2 60532 Blue Peter
Static exhibit at Barrow Hill.

Q7 901
Q7 901
Static exhibit at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Centre and Museum.