The overhaul of NELPG’s NER Class J27 locomotive took a major step forward on October 31, 2013, when – after several trial fits - the new cylinder block was fitted to the frames for the final time.
Members planning to attend should note that there will be no admittance to Locomotion until 6.30pm that evening. Tea and coffee will be available before the meeting starts and there will be a refreshment break part way through the meeting. Membership cards will need to be shown.
Because Head of Steam has reduced opening hours from October to April, Norman Crockit has decided, along with the A1 Trust, that Hopetown Open Days during that period will reflect those restricted opening hours. So from 1 October to 1 April, Hopetown Open Days during that period will only be from 1100 to 1530. After 1 April they will revert to the normal 1000 to 1600.
Static exhibit at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Centre and Museum.