North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

J27 Launch Train 21st June 2018

J27 approaching Grosmont station with empty stock for launch train - John Hunt

Looking absolutely splendid, the Group’s J27 65894 hauled a special ‘thank you’ train on a Grosmont - Pickering return working on Thursday 21st June for volunteers, Patron contributors and the organizations who’s grant contributions had supported the 12-year overhaul at a cost of some £450,000.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2018 22:28 Read more...
 

Change of Officers

Following the NELPG AGM, our Chairman, John Hunt, wrote to all other directors of the company stating his wish to relinquish his role as Chairman of the NELPG.

So, at its first meeting following the AGM, the Committee had a larger task than usual electing officers. The Officers are now, or at least will be after Companies House formalities are completed:

Chairman Chris Lawson
Secretary Roy Marshall
Treasurer Richard Wheeler

The Committee decided not to appoint a Vice Chairman but to leave the chairing of committee meetings to those present when Chris Lawson is away.

John Hunt has agreed to continue with his other roles, most visibly: Director/Trustee, Newsletter Editor and Jacobite organiser.

John was elected Chairman by the Committee after the 1998 AGM, and has served the company in that role for 20 years. During these post railway privatisation years, John has guided the NELPG through Blue Peter's Indian summer, the end of our stay in No.5 Depot at ICI Wilton, our move to Hopetown, our involvement with the Jacobite, and of course the 50th anniversary. We have so much to thank him for, and look forward to his future contribution to the NELPG.

 

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.

Working parties take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays on the Q6 at Grosmont. Please contact Andy Lowes or Ian Pearson if you wish to attend.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 February 2018 08:40
 

Hopetown Works Open Days

Hopetown Works is usually open for the public to visit between 11:00 and 15:00 on the third Saturday of each month. Please check the What's on menu item for details.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 January 2017 08:02
 

Work begins on general overhaul of J72

On Thursday 15th March, work to dismantle the J72commenced.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 April 2018 10:14 Read more...
 

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 Sunday, 03 September 2017 08:23
 

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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.


Notices

Loco Board

K1 62005
K1 62005
At Fort William in service hauling the Jacobite.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
On NYMR winter maintenance.

J27 65894

J27 65894 (NER P3 2392)
On NYMR in traffic.

J72 69023
J72 69023 Joem
At Hopetown Works for general overhaul.