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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

NELPG provide NYMR Steam Motive Power

K1 62005 on arrival at Pickering Station with 1400 ex Whitby - Chris Lawson

With 45428 stopped for a boiler washout, and 76079 stopped with flats on the tender wheels, the Q6 and K1 have provided the entire steam motive power on the NYMR throughout this first week of the Green timetable. Shades of the 1970s! The photograph shows the K1 on arrival at Pickering with the 1400 ex Whitby service on 13 April. 45428 and 76079 are due to return to service this weekend, and with the arrival of 80072, it is likely that the K1 and Q6 will get a well earned rest next week so that various small fettling jobs can be carried out by the MPD staff.


NELPG 50th Anniversary Tea Train

Some photographs of the 50th anniversary Tea Train.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2016 19:57

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

Easter on the Wensleydale Railway

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


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

MIC Classes at Hopetown

What is hoped will be regular MIC classes have begun at Hopetown.


K1 moves from Carnforth to Grosmont

Following winter maintenance and the lifting of the ORR Prohibition Notice on WCRC, today the K1 made its way from Carnforth to Grosmont. Realtime Trains reports that 5Z28 arrived on time at Grosmont at 21:10.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 19:08

Q6 First Service Train of the Year

Thanks to the sterling efforts of Andy Lowes and his hard working team, a few pictures today of the fruits of their labours.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2016 20:13

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 Grosmont on NYMR in service.

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.