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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

J27 Enters Traffic on NYMR

The J27 pauses on its first in traffic journey at Goathland - Neal Woods

Today the J27 has entered traffic on the 16.30 departure from Grosmont, very appropriatly with Neal Woods as Driver, Terry Newman as Inspector, and Richard Worrell as Fireman. This is 3 months 1 day from its arrival at Grosmont MPD - a credit to all who completed the reassembly and commissioning. It is only 5 days short of 25th May, the anniversary of the date in 2006 when the J27 arrived at Hopetown for its last steaming 12 years ago.

Arrival at Pickering - Neal Woods

The loco performed well.


Driver Neal Woods (who oversaw so much of the overhaul) and fireman Richard Worrell pose in front of the smokebox - Terry Neman

The J27 after disposal stands in New Bridge yard - Neal Woods


So, at long last the North Yorkshire Moors Railway locomotive schedule for today reads:

Locomotives scheduled to run on Monday 21st May 2018

76079 - BR Standard 4

1264 - LNER B1

65894 - NER Class J27

D7628 - BR Class 25 "Sybilla"

The J27 is likely to be in traffic for a few days on the diagram below:

Pickering dep
Grosmont 12.05
Grosmont dep
Pickering 13.40
Pickering dep
Grosmont 15.05
To shed for exam.
Grosmont dep
Pickering 17.35
Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2018 08:37

Change of Officers

Following the NELPG AGM, our Chairman, John Hunt, wrote to all other directors of the company stating his wish to relinquish his role as Chairman of the NELPG.

So, at its first meeting following the AGM, the Committee had a larger task than usual electing officers. The Officers are now, or at least will be after Companies House formalities are completed:

Chairman Chris Lawson
Secretary Roy Marshall
Treasurer Richard Wheeler

The Committee decided not to appoint a Vice Chairman but to leave the chairing of committee meetings to those present when Chris Lawson is away.

John Hunt has agreed to continue with his other roles, most visibly: Director/Trustee, Newsletter Editor and Jacobite organiser.

John was elected Chairman by the Committee after the 1998 AGM, and has served the company in that role for 20 years. During these post railway privatisation years, John has guided the NELPG through Blue Peter's Indian summer, the end of our stay in No.5 Depot at ICI Wilton, our move to Hopetown, our involvement with the Jacobite, and of course the 50th anniversary. We have so much to thank him for, and look forward to his future contribution to the NELPG.


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.

Working parties take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays on the Q6 at Grosmont. Please contact Andy Lowes or Ian Pearson if you wish to attend.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 February 2018 08:40

Hopetown Works Open Days

Hopetown Works is usually open for the public to visit between 11:00 and 15:00 on the third Saturday of each month. Please check the What's on menu item for details.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 January 2017 08:02

Work begins on general overhaul of J72

On Thursday 15th March, work to dismantle the J72commenced.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 April 2018 10:14

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 Sunday, 03 September 2017 08:23

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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 in service hauling the Jacobite.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
On NYMR winter maintenance.

J27 65894

J27 65894 (NER P3 2392)
On NYMR in traffic.

J72 69023
J72 69023 Joem
At Hopetown Works for general overhaul.