North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

The NELPG 50th Anniversary Calendar now avalable

The 2016 50th Anniversary Calendar

To mark our 50th anniversary year, we have produced a special NELPG calendar for 2016. Each month includes a photograph of one of our locomotives, or those with which we have been associated, in a variety of different locations - see cover sheet above. It also includes various landmark dates in the Group's history on the relevant monthly page.

Copies are available from Chris Lawson at 67 The Mount, York, YO24 1AX, priced £5.50 to include postage and packing. Cheques should be made payable to NELPG. Money raised will go to the maintenance and restoration of our four locomotives. Copies will also be available at the Christmas social meeting in Darlington on 11th December.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:14

J27 Work Continues at Hopetown

Besides the intense activity overhauling the J27 tender, work continues on the locomotive too.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015 10:52

J72 Wensleydale Railway Event

On Sunday 1st November, patron and working members enjoyed a special day out using the J72 for a full round trip of the line.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2015 10:49

Q6 at NYMR Autumn Gala

The Q6 participated with the visiting locomotives during the North Yorkshire Moors Autumn Steam Gala.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:57

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

Visit to Crewe to see J27 Boiler Progress

On 21st November, Neal Woods and John Graham visited LNWR Crewe to see progress with the J27 boiler. Here are some photographs of the work in progress.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 18:48

K1 and the Jacobite in Autumn

Highland autumn days can be dull and grey, or can be bright with low sun lighting the autumn colours, clear skys and mist banks over the lochs. Unfortunately the 5th and 6th October were the former. However it was nice to see the K1 back in traffic and running well on the Road to the Isles.

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 November 2015 22:56

Working Parties

The regular Monday and Thursday working parties continue at Hopetown on the J27. The Thursday working parties are now usually during the day only. If you want to join them and help at Darlington, please  contact Terry Newman (Monday evening) or Neal Woods (Thursday) if you wish to attend a working party.

If you would like to help out with the J72 this winter at Locomotion, Shildon, and subsequently at Leeming Bar, then please contact Fred Ramshaw.

If the K1 is your fancy, then there are currently regular working parties at Grosmont; if you want to help out please contact Martin Lloyd.

Finally, there are regular working parties on the Q6 at Grosmont; if you are interested please contact Darrin Crone.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 12:19

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 WCRC depot Carnforth for winter maintenance.

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. in traffic.