North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

J27 Riveting

Steve Hill and Adam Dalgleish hammer over a buffer beam rivet whilst Trevor Wilford heats another - Colin Smith

Another milestone was reached on Thursday 16th October when Adam Dalgleish Engineering riveted the new rear buffer beam to the frames.


2014 photo-charters on the West Highland line

On Sunday 12th October the K1 and K4 travelled on the Road to the Isles. The K1, left Fort William (Banavie) around 07.15, with various stops for run-pasts, en route to Mallaig. After a break in Mallaig for lunch, the K4 worked the return.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014 19:04

Q6 in Traffic

The Q6 was used on service trains today (Wednesday 13th August) and is reported as performing satisfactorily so has now returned to regular traffic. It will be in traffic tomorrow so the working part has been cancelled. Thanks to all those who volunteered and to those who have helped to get it from Crewe to New bridge to Grosmont and eventually back in to service.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 20:07

J27 Boiler

Work continues at Crewe on the J27 boiler. It has now been moved into the boilershop and laid on its side. By the time of the Q6 working party visit on 17 June, the roof stays had all been removed, and Helen, the machinist, was working on removing the copper side stays (and complaining about how hard they are). Richard Watkins confirmed that they would be sending some off for analysis to check their composition.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 21:18

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

Another week with The Jacobite

A set of photos taken by John Midcalf of the Jacobite dervice during the last week of August.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014 19:07

J72 on Wensleydale Railway

The J72 continues to work through the summer on the Wensleydale railway. It is scheduled to be in service from Wednesday - Saturday every week during August, plus Sunday and Monday the 24th and 25th when the rural craft exhibition will be taking place at Aysgarth station.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 August 2014 21:07

Working Parties

Evening working parties will continue at Hopetown between 19:00 and 22:00 on Mondays and on some Thursdays.  Contact Terry Newman (Monday evening) or Fred Ramshaw (Thursday evening) if you wish to attend a working party. Daytime working parties take place between 11:00 and 17:00 on Thursdays.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 21:23

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

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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.


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K1 62005
K1 62005
At Tom na Faire depot, Fort William, available for Jacobite service.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
At Grosmont on NYMR, in traffic.

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

J72 69023
J72 69023 Joem
At Wensleydale Railway, available for traffic.



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.