North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Shildon Shed Bash

Q6 in the line up on the apron outside Locomotion building - Richard Pearson

The Q6 and J72 are currently on display with Flying Scotsman at the Shildon Shed Bash until 31 July, the Q6 in light steam on the apron in front of the Collection Building, and the J72 hauling brake van passenger shuttles on the demonstration line. Inside the Collection Building, as well as the usual exhibits, are a number of trade and other stands, including one from NELPG to raise awareness of the Group and promote its activities.


Mike Amos - K1 in a million article

Mike Amos's feature article from Tuesday's Northern Echo following his visit to Fort William can be found by following the link to the Northern Echo site.


A Week with the K1

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 Saturday, 02 July 2016 16:22

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.

25th July: The deadline for orders is extended to the end of August. However, if you want a copy then you should place an order as soon as possible.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 08:11

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

Richard Campbell 1952 - 2016

On Monday 27th June we learned the very sad news that Richard Campbell passed away the previous night. He had been poorly with pneumonia for some time, but the news of his passing is still a terrible shock. He did so much for NELPG and our locomotives over his many years of involvement with the Group, but particularly with the A2 after the Durham incident. A kind and warm hearted individual, he will be greatly missed.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 10:50

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

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

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 Locomotion on display in light steam at the Shildon Shed Bash.

J27 65894

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

J72 69023
J72 69023 Joem
At Locomotion in service at the Shildon Shed Bash