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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Wansbeck Railtour

.. or "The Fog on the Tyne"!

The K1 brings the empty coaching stock from Heaton into Newcastle Central station passing the Castle Keep. In the background is the Tyne Bridge and significantly the Bridge Hotel where the owners of 62005 had there very first meeting in October 1966 - Maurice Burns

The tour went pretty much to plan on the day, though the weather left a lot to be desired.

The only delay was a 45 minute wait for a freight train to clear so we could get to N. Blyth but we made 25 of those back up. We missed the Newcastle stop on the way south but we then made an unscheduled stop at Durham.

Both engines performed really well with some brisk running on the ECML between Tyne Yard and Durham and excellent climbs over Huntcliffe and Grinkle.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 22:04

J72 departs for Leeming Bar

At noon today the J72 departed from Hopetown for the Wensleydale Railwayaboard aboard a Reid Freight low loader.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014 21:26

J27 boiler leaves for Crewe

On Tuesday 4th March the J27 boiler was loaded for its journey from Hopetown to Crewe where it will be overhauled.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 21:40

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

K1 moves to York

The K1 arrived safely at York this afternoon after its journey from Carnforth and is now standing on the sidings outside the NRM by the ECML.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 22:37

Two ex NELPG Locos at Barrow Hill

The two locomotives which formed part of the Drury collection during the 1980s stand on display at Barrow Hill Roundhouse. A reminder to NELPG members of the days in No 5 Depot at ICI Wilton.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 08:54

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.


Loco Board

K1 62005
K1 62005 Lord of the Isles.
On North Yorks Moors Railway available for traffic after a few minor repairs.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
At Crewe for replacement of inner firebox sides.

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.