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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Wednesday 31st October 2018 - the Boiler Lift

The K1 boiler lifted clear of its frames - Chris Henwood

Just a very brief update to let you know that the K1's boiler lift was completed without any significant problems on Wednesday. After setting up, the lift commenced at 11:00 and the job was completed and the crane ready to leave the depot by 13:00.

Now the real work begins!

Last Updated on Friday, 02 November 2018 14:53
 

Q6 failure

I have just had a phone call from Piglet who is at New Bridge. The Q6 was being prepared this morning when the blowdown valve stuck open, due to a fracture of the shaft. This may have been caused by a foreign body in the valve.

Mark O'Brien is present and reports no visible damage to the fusible plugs. The plan is to move the engine back to Grosmont and make and fit a new stainless steel shaft.

A photo charter using the Q6 is still planned for Monday.

Uodate 8/11/2018:
A blanking plate has been fitted to the boiler and a steam test is due tomorrow, prior to filming starting Monday. One of the springs had lodged in the valve opening, causing the shaft to fracture. A new Stainless shaft has been made and a new spring is on order. The spare valve in stock is too large.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 22:43
 

Special General Meeting - 19th October 2018

At the Special General Meeting on Friday night, 44 members were present, thereby more than constituting the necessary quorum, and the motion "to approve expenditure of up to £75,000, including contingencies, on extending the K1's mainline certification for a further 3 years", was approved by a large majority.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2018 11:12 Read more...
 

Working Parties

The regular Monday and Thursday working parties continue at Hopetown on the J72. 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 Friday, 03 August 2018 22:15
 

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
 

Members Dining Train

Whilst a full train of NELPG members and guests were eating their starters, Vice President Maurice Burns took this set of photographs of the train at Goathland.

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J72, Thursday 4th October

We had a major step forward on Thursday when Andrew Goodman and RSS lifted the locomotive chassis and the wheels were rolled out. See pictures by Peter Giroux – there’s 58 good photos in the collection.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 22:38 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 WCRC Carnforth for winter maintenance.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
On NYMR in traffic.

J27 65894

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

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