North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Q6 Winter Maintenance

Q6 stands in late morning sun on the NYMR wheeldrop - Chris Lawson

With the pistons and valves out, rods removed and the motion tied up, on Wednesday 3rd December the Q6 was shunted to the NYMR wheel drop and the driving wheels removed.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 00:24

J27 Progress

Work continues on the J27 tender.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 December 2014 21:13

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

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

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

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 Wednesday, 26 November 2014 15:39

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.


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 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.