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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Q6 obtains a boiler ticket extension

Q6 with teaks approaches Levisham. Photo taken from B1 - Terry Nerwman

Yesterday, Mark O'Brien, NYMR Boilersmith, announced on the NYMR MPD News Facebook group:

"After much chasing about, we have finally got confirmation today the we have successfully obtained a boiler ticket extension until the 17th January 2017, so the loco will be in steam over the gala weekend as a spare loco. The loco should also be available for the NELPG anniversary specials."

So, we should see the Q6 running for a few more autumn months.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 September 2016 20:54

Shildon Shed Bash

The Q6 and J72 are currently on display with Flying Scotsman at the Shildon Shed Bash until 31 July, the Q6 in light steam on the apron in front of the Collection Building, and the J72 hauling brake van passenger shuttles on the demonstration line. Inside the Collection Building, as well as the usual exhibits, are a number of trade and other stands, including one from NELPG to raise awareness of the Group and promote its activities.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 September 2016 20:52

NELPG 50th Anniversary Dinner Saturday 29th October 2016

The update for the Group’s 50th Anniversary Dinner within the August NELPG news requested for all bookings to be made by 31st August mainly to understand the scale interest and ensure the size of the function room remains appropriate.Given the publication of the NELPG News has been far later than planned I wish to advise you bookings can be accepted beyond the 31st August stated.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 August 2016 19:41

Richard Campbell - farewell Bonnie lad

It is with great sadness that the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group mourns the passing of one of its most active members and engineers when Richard Campbell passed away on June 16th 2016 aged 64.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 August 2016 08:22

A Week with the K1

Whilst the North East of England was shivering under the murk blowing off the North Sea, the K1 and crew had a warm sunny week in the West Highlands.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 July 2016 16:22

Keeping North Eastern Steam Alive

To mark our 50th Anniversary, Silver Link Publishing is producing a unique book telling the inside story of the 50 year history of the Group, much of which has not been told before, and written by many of those who were involved at the time. Subject to sufficient demand, this book will be available as a Special Subscribers Limited Edition hardback. Full details are given in this leaflet. The Group will receive a percentage of the cover price for each copy sold. To get your copy of the book, with your name included in the printed list of Subscribers within each book, please complete the order form on the leaflet and send it to Silver link Publishing by 31 July 2016.

25th July: The deadline for orders is extended to the end of August. However, if you want a copy then you should place an order as soon as possible.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 08:11

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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 April 2016 17:09

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

Celebration of 191st Anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway

The Friends of the Stockton and Darlington Railway are celebrating the 191st Anniversary of the opening of the railway (27th September 2016) on the 1st October at Locomotion, so that as many people as possible can participate, including the Durham Music Service who will be starting a one year music composing project based on the music used on the day the line opened.


Landslide at Lochailort

The Jacobite service was disrupted on the glorious 12th by a landslide at Lochailort. Fortunately the K1 was on the Fort William side of the slide, but it look as though the afternoon train was trapped in Mallaig.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 September 2016 21:01

Mike Amos - K1 in a million article

Mike Amos's feature article from Tuesday's Northern Echo following his visit to Fort William can be found by following the link to the Northern Echo site.


Visit Scotland Tweet

VisitScotland (@VisitScotland) tweeted at 2:20 pm on Wed, Mar 23, 2016:

Alec is the driver of the iconic Jacobite steam train. #ScotSpirit

The first link is a nice video of Alec MacDonald and Peter James with the K1 on the West Highland Extension.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 21:54

50th Anniversary of Closure of North Road Works

Darlington Works Reborn.

This Article by Maurice Burns was published in Heritage Railway magazine to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of North Road Works, Darlington on 2 April 1966. It finishes with a section on the rise of Hopetown Works

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 March 2016 12:56

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

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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 Ft William for Jacobite season.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
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 Leeming Bar on Wensleydale Railway, in traffic.