North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

J27and Q6 run the Railway

63395 with the Pickering train passes 65894 on the ash pit at Grosmont on Wednesday 18th May 2022 - Paul Wickham

Paul Wickham, the Running Department Manager writes: As 63395 past the shed on Wednesday evening working the 17.00 ex Whitby, and the J27 was on the pit for disposal in the lovely evening sun. I had a thought, when was the last time that both of these locomotives were in traffic together on regular passenger duties as the only rostered steam locomotives on the railway that day…… quiet a number of years ago I would have thought.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2022 11:44

Preparation for leaving the Carriage Works

Maurice Burns was asked to identify various wooden patterns for Arthur Jenkins and called in to Hopetown Monday morning, 28th March.

It was a interesting visit to see where we are. I also thought it right to take a few pictures to record the last few months.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2022 22:17

NELPG Webshop

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The long promised NELPG enamel badges have now finally arrived (see photo below, greatly enlarged) in blue only and with a pin fitting, priced at £6.00 each including postage and packing.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 December 2021 21:17

Working Parties

Limited working has started up. See "COVID-19 Resumption of Working Parties" notice.

Working Parties are now taking place at:

  • Hopetown on J72 on Thursdays from 10:00 to 16:00. RO Arthur Jenkins, 07960 093756
  • Grosmont on Tuesdays on Q6 and J27 from 09:00 to 17:00. RO Ian Pearson 07956 11993
  • Grosmont on other occasions on J27. RO Chris Henwood 07929 733934
  • Carnforth on K1. RO Paul Hutchinson 07964 988551

It is essential that volunteers contact the RO before the day of the working parety to let him know that they are available to be rostered. No volunteer should appear at a working party, unless specifically rostered for that day.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 July 2022 16:06

Hopetown Works Open Days

Open days are suspended due to COVID-9 measures.

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 Tuesday, 25 January 2022 17:59

NELPG Book & Video Webshop

The items below are now available for immediate purchase and all proceeds directly support NELPG in the maintenance and overhaul of its locomotives.

Please identify any items you wish to purchase and then proceed to the bottom of the page to make a donation to the value of the items you require plus £3.50 per order for postage and packaging.  Please include the type (e.g. DVD or book) and items numbers of your required purchases (these appear at the start of each line) in the notes section when making your donation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 December 2021 09:54

COVID-19 Resumption of Working Parties

The NELPG board consider that it is feasible for some working parties to resume within the COVID-19 restrictions. Volunteers wishing to make themselves available again should familiarise themselves with the information below, and with the documents on the matter under the Volunteers->COVID-19 menu.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 July 2021 21:20

Monthly Social Meetings

All social meetings are suspended due to COVID-19 measures.

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 Saturday, 31 July 2021 21:15

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The overhaul of J72 No 69023 Joem is being supported by a restoration grant from the Association of Industrial Archaeology.

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 West Coast Carnforth - heavy general overhaul.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
On NYMR in traffic.

J27 65894

J27 65894 (NER P3 2392)
On NYMR stopped with broken firebox stays.

J72 69023
J72 69023 Joem
At Hopetown Works for general overhaul. See appeal details.

J72 Appeal progress up to 5th July 2022:

Donations to appeal: £64,995.60

Cylinder block shares:

Cylinder block

Gift Aid totalling a minimum of £10,616.49 has yet to be claimed and will then be added to the total raised

Click here for more information or to make a donation