North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

J72 hauls Tea Train

The morning train arrives at  a busy Finghall - Maurice Burns

The Wensleydale Railway and Upstairs at Institution, Bedale are running of a regular high-class afternoon tea service. Teas are served in the London and North Western Railway Directors’ Saloon.


Last Updated on Monday, 31 July 2017 15:25

The Boiler Returns from Crewe

An early start to today's working party. With the crane in position, the cab was lidted and placed on a rail trolley.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 July 2017 12:33

Hopetown - Red Wheel plaque unveiling

The Transport Trust has fitted a Red Wheel plaque to the front of the Hopetown (Darlington Locomotive Works) building.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 19:23

Tributes to Peter Proud

The following tributes were received in response to Chris Lawson’s announcement of Peter Proud’s passing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2017 23:23

Heritage Railway Article

An article entitled "NELPG keeping North Eastern Steam Alive" has been published in this month's "Heritage Railway" (issue 221). Enjoy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 08:52

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

There's no truth in the rumour ...

The gossip on the North Yorkshire Moors railway on Wednesday concerned a failure of the K1 on the Jacobite earlier in the week. This seemed to originate from a social media posting. Since no reports had reached the other members of the group, steps were taken to contact the Chairman and Jacobite footplate crew member to establish the facts.

The Chairman "trumps" the story: "No problems. K1 OK."

More fake news!

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 June 2017 18:49

HRA awards

We are delighted to report that at the Heritage Railway Association awards dinner last night, NELPG won the Large Groups award for 2016, jointly with the North Norfolk Railway - yes it was a dead heat! Two awards were therefore made, and, on behalf of the Group, John Hunt and I collected ours - a large metal plaque in the shape of a wagon builders plate - from Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman of Network Rail, to whom we gave a copy of our 50th Anniversary book.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:48

NELPG 50th Anniversary

Well, the party is now over. What a weekend. Here is a collection of images of the various events.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 January 2017 17:05

Working Parties

The regular Monday and Thursday working parties continue at Hopetown on the J27 and J72. 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 or Fred Ramshaw (Thursday) if you wish to attend a working party. Whilst the J72 is present we are also working through the day on Tuesday. Again contact Fred Ramshaw if you wish to attend.

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.

Working parties are also taking place on the K1 at Carnforth at weekends. Please contact Paul Hutchinson if you wish to attend.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 February 2017 16:48

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

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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 Ft William working the Jacobite service.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
On NYMR winter maintenance.

J27 65894

J27 65894 (NER P3 2392)
At Hopetown Works, for general overhaul.

J72 69023
J72 69023 Joem
At Leeming Bar in traffic on the Wensleydale Railway.