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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Joem at the Epping and Ongar Railway

J72 69023 EOR being prepared for service at North Weald  12-042-015 - Alan Usher

Following its move to the Epping and Ongar Railway at the beginning of April for a short stay, the J72 worked its first service trains over the weekend 11/12 April. Alan Usher reports that it performed very well and all the crews were asking if they could keep it. A selection of photographs taken over the two days is below.


Q6 rewheeled

The new hornstay was collected from Darlington on Tuesday and delivered to Grosmont for fitting. It's a lovely piece of work up to the usual high standards of M-Machine. I almost feel tempted to get another 7. With the help of Dave Donagan, of the much missed Hartlepool heavy gang, the hornstay was fitted on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 07:26

Last Train to York Exhibition

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the railway from Whitby to Malton on March 6th 1965, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is holding an exhibition of photographs which have been hidden away for 50 years and were taken on the day the line closed by an 18 year old teenager, Maurice Burns, who later served the NYMR as a volunteer for over 30 years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 22:04

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.

If you would like to help out with the J72 this winter at Locomotion, Shildon, and subsequently at Leeming Bar, then please contact Fred Ramshaw.

If the K1 is your fancy, then there are currently regular working parties at Grosmont; if you want to help out please contact Martin Lloyd.

Finally, there are regular working parties on the Q6 at Grosmont; if you are interested please contact Darrin Crone.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 12:19

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

K1 back in traffic

The Chairman writes: "I would add my thanks, too. Well done to all who have helped out. Because of your efforts, this is a sample of what we can all enjoy - the K1 leaving Sleights today."

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 16:43

J27 Boiler Progress

A set of photos showing progress at LNWR Crewe.


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 .

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 the Epping and Ongar Railway for a six week visit.