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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Steam Driver Experience Sessions with J72 69023 ‘Joem’

Joem at the Engine Shed - Richard Pearson

Your chance to drive Joem.

There are still a number of driver experience session places available on Saturday March 28th and Sunday March 29th. For more information, or to book, please ask at the Locomotion Gift Shop or call 01388 771439. Please note that you must be aged between 21 to 70 to participate in driver experience sessions.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 20:48

K1 on Esk Valley Line

Following the celebration event held during the weekend of 6th to 8th March to commemorate the 50th Anniversary Closure of the line in 1965 under the infamous ‘Beeching Axe’ the NYMR ran services from Whitby to Battersby.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 18:32

K1 Returns to Grosmont

On the 4th March the K1 made its way from Carmnforth where it has been for winter maintenance, to Grosmont in order to haul the 50th anniversary of closure special. Details of the anniversary can be found in NELPG News 285.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:03

Joem to go South:Q6 to go West

The J72 will visit the Epping and Ongar Railway for six weeks this spring, and later the Q6 will be making a two week visit to the Wensleydale Railway.


J27 Boiler Progress

This collection of photographs shows progress overhauling the inverted J27 boiler at LNWR Crewe.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015 10:48

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

Q6 Progress Report

On Wednesday the driving axle boxes were returned to Grosmont and fitted to the driving wheelset. With the help of NYMR fitter Paul Whickham driving the telehandler Les Harper and Ian Pearson carefully fitted the axleboxes and underkeep trays.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 17:18

J72 Maintenance

Another good day was had by the intrepid band of volunteers working outside in the changing weather and strong wind.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 19:58

J27 Tender

Thursday saw further dismantling of the rotting J27 tender with the removal of the leading wheelsets.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015 11:10

Working Parties

Regular working parties  continue at Hopetown between 19:00 and 22:00 on Mondays and 10:00 until 16:00 Thursdays.  Contact Terry Newman (Monday evening) or Neal Woods (Thursday) if you wish to attend a working party. Daytime working parties on the Q6 take place at Grosmont on Wednesdays and Saturdays - contact Darrin Crone, and at Carnforth on the K1 - contact Paul Hutchinson.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 16:43

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

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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 Tyseley for tyre turning.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
At Grosmont on NYMR, undergoing winter maintenances.

J27 65894
J27 65894 (NER P3 2392)
At Hopetown Works, for general overhaul, boiler at  Crewe.

J72 69023
J72 69023 Joem
At NRM Locomotion, Shildon for winter maintenance.