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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Q6 at NYMR Autumn Gala

Q6 at Darnholmn with the 8.30 Grosmint to Pickering - Maurice Burns

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 19:28

First Steam Departure from Northallerton West

On Saturday 27th September, Joem hauled the first steam departure from the new Northallerton West station.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 19:58

K1 out of traffic

The K1 was withdrawn from traffic on return to the Fort William depot on Tuesday evening, 22nd September.

The symptoms were an unusual beat and a general loss of power. Both piston valves have been removed and examined on Wednesday, but no explanation for the symptoms found. The cross head splitting gear was taken from Hopetown to Ft William on Thursday to enable the pistons to be removed.

On Friday the left hand piston was removed and the piston rings found to be fixed solid in the piston. There was also a lot of carbon present. It is not thought that the rings can be removed without them breaking. It is believed that this is the cause of the loss of power and the off beat, but can't be 100% sure.

The plan for Saturday is to take out the right hand piston to see if it is in the same condition or is OK. There are some spare rings in the Support Coach, so they will be measured up and hopefully fitted so that everything can be put back together by the end of the day and allow people to get back home after what has turned into a very long week.

Whether any further work will be required before the next rostered week beginning 5 October depends on the outcome of tomorrow's activity.

After a loaded test run to Spean Bridge on Sunday October 4th, the K1 was pronounced fit for service and commenced working the Jacobite again on Monday 5th. The locomotive has performed flawlessly on Monday and Tuesday. Let's hope continues to do so.

The K1 ageing admired by passengers after arrival al Mallaig on Monday 9th October -Nigel Hall

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 17:51

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

J72's Wensleydale Test Run

On Tuesday 15th September the J72 was steamed at Leeming Bar to enable a series of tests to be carried out prior to the locomotive being entered into traffic.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 19:26

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 Fort William, withdrawn from traffic to enable investigation of a problem.

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.