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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

A Week with the K1

Support crew pose at Ft William - Matt Fisher?

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 Sunday, 05 June 2016 11:19

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

NELPG 50th Anniversary Exhibition

The NELPG's 50th anniversary exhibition is on display within the exhibition gallery area of the Head of Steam (Darlington Railway Museum).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 09:32

Progress with J27

John Graham and I visited LNWR at Crewe on Saturday to view progress on the boiler.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 April 2016 18:22

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

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

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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 21:15

NELPG 50th Anniversary Tea Train

Some photographs of the 50th anniversary Tea Train.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2016 19:57

Easter on the Wensleydale Railway

The J72 saw its first revenue earning service of the year on the Wenslydale Railway over the Easter weekend.


Flying Scotsman and the Shildon Shed Bash

At Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon


Flying Scotsman will be joined by some very special guests at the “Flying Scotsman & The Shildon Shed Bash” event at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon from July 23 to 31, 2016.


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
At Grosmont on NYMR in service.

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 service.