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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Wensleydale and Durham Coast Railtour

The K4 banking the train towards Redmire with Castle Bolton in the background - Maurice Burns

The Railway Touring Company "Wensleydale and Durham Coast" tour departed Carnforth-Bentham-Hellifield-Skipton-Leeds-York and returned diesel hauled. Steam motive power between York-Redmire-Sunderland-York was provided "top and tail" by the K1 and K4, the K4 at the north end of the train.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:44

K1 wheels turned

After working the Wensleydale rail tour on the 21st March the K1 moved to Tyseley on 23rd March for tyre turning. The side rods, con rods and speedo bracket were removed at Tyseley Locomotive Works the following day after which the loco was dispatched to the adjacent London Midland depot for tyre turning. This work was completed on the 26th March and the K1 was returned to the Loco Works the following day.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:20

K1 travels to Tyseley for tyre turning

On Monday 23rd March the K1 travelled from NRM York to Tyseley Locomotive Works, Birmingham for tyre turning.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 10:55

J27 Boiler Progress

A set of photos showing progress at LNWR Crewe.


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.


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

Q6 Progress

On Wednesday the right hand horn liner was carefully dressed to give the clearance on the axlebox that we need. Chris Lawson displaying his talents with a file and inside micrometer. By Mid-day the job was completed and the shed were notified that the loco was ready for the wheeldrops. It is planned that the Q6 can be reunited with it's driving wheels next Wednesday.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 20:11

NYMR 50th Anniversary of Closure

Well, the K1 made it and arrived on the NYMR on Wednesday 4th March, together with the K4, enabling the two locomotives to work the re-enactment of the Whitby Moors railtour of 6th March 1965 exactly 50 years later.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 12:46

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

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

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.


Loco Board

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.