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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Locomotives carrying wreaths


62005 at Fort William on 2 August 2020 carrying a wreath in memory of Mavis Lloyd - Neil Smedley.

Today (Sunday 2nd August) the K1 is seen at Fort William, carrying a wreath in memory of Mavis Lloyd, Martin's wife, who died last Monday. Thanks to Gary Stainburn for arranging the wreath, and WCRC for allowing it to be carried on the Jacobite.

The J27 rounds Kingthorp Curve - Maurice Burns

On Thursday 6th August the J27 carried a wreath in memory of Geoff Scurr whilst hauling the Pickering Levisham shuttle. Geoff's family were on board the train. Geoff passed away on Saturday night after a long battle with cancer. He was one of the first volunteers at Thornaby shed involved with the initial restoration and steaming of the Q6 in 1969 and 1970.

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 August 2020 19:12

K1 Travels to Fort William

It has been confirmed that both locomotives and the ECS arrived at Fort William Sunday night at about 8.30pm after a good run from Carlisle. There were no further problems with the K1 following the AWS dificulties on Friday. Today (Monday) the support crew have coaled and watered the locomotive, checked it over, cleaned and removed the water from the pit and generally sorted out the site in conjunction with Riley's men. The welfare unit has been plumbed in, so they will be able to overnight in the support coach in future.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2020 22:50

Working Parties

Working parties are suspended due to coronavirus measures. Some limited working is starting up. See "COVID-19 Resumption of Working Parties" notice.

The regular Monday and Thursday working parties continue at Hopetown on the J72. The Monday working party is from 19:00 until 21:00. The Thursday working party is from 9:00 until 16:00. Please contact Nigel Hall if you wish to attend.

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

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2020 18:10

Hopetown Works Open Days

Open days are suspended due to CVID-9 measures.

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 Monday, 15 June 2020 18:11

COVID-19 Resumption of Working Parties

The NELPG board consider that it is feasible for some working parties to resume within the COVID-19 restrictions. Volunteers wishing to make themselves available again should familiarise themselves with the information below, and with the documents on the matter under the Volunteers->COVID-19 menu.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2020 22:13

Monthly Social Meetings

All social meetings are suspended due to COVID-19 measures.

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 Monday, 15 June 2020 18:11

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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
At Fort William available for Jacobite service..

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
On NYMRwinter maintenance.

J27 65894

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

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