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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

K1 at the Great Central Gala

During the three days the K1 carried a wreath in memory of Dave Whitfield - Terry Newman

The K1 has been visiting the Great Central Railway. After some earlier photo charters, the K1 took part in the three days of the Great Central Winter Steam Gala last weekend – 24th to 26th January 2020. During the three days of the gala the K1 carried a wreath in memory of Dave Whitfield, a long standing member and volunteer, who had served ten years as a trustee of the NELPG.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 February 2020 12:55


Along with all other organisations, the Trustees have been closely following the Government's response to the Coronavirus outbreak and considering the implications for the Group's activities against our duty of care and responsibility for the safety of members. On Monday, the guidance and direction from the Government changed significantly, and, in particular, the Prime Minister urged everyone to avoid all non essential social contact with other people, and also any non essential travel. Additional recommendations were made for those identified as being vulnerable to the virus, in particular those over 70.

Following this change in guidance, the Trustees have decided that in the light of their duty of care to our members, all our planned activities should be cancelled, postponed or suspended until further notice: none can be regarded as essential in the national context. As a result, the event planned for 13 April on the NYMR to mark the centenary of the death of Wilson Worsdell has been postponed, the Social meeting planned for 17 April has been cancelled, the AGM due on 1 May has been postponed, the Patron visits to the York ROC and Scarborough have also been postponed, and Hopetown Open days and formal working parties have been suspended. We are sorry to make these changes, but hope you understand the necessity at this difficult time for us all.

The Trustees will continue to monitor the guidance from Government and with the cancellation of all face to face Board meetings, will consider what NELPG business can continue via email and telephone to minimise the impact, as far as possible. We will also will monitor third party decisions taken at the NYMR (which has decided to delay its start of service until further notice), and West Coast Railway Company. The next issue of News will be circulated in April with any further updates. We will also put any more information on the website - - so do keep an eye on it.

In the meantime, please continue to follow the latest Government guidance, and keep yourselves safe.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2020 22:31

Working Parties

All working parties are suspended due to coronavirus measures.

The regular Monday and Thursday working parties continue at Hopetown on the J72. The Monday working party is from 19:00 until 21:00. The Thursday working party is from 9:00 until 16:00. Please contact Nigel Hall if you wish to attend.

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

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:42

Hopetown Works Open Days

Open days are suspended due to coronavirus 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 Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:46

The NYMR autumn Steam Gala

Thursday 26th September, the first day of the gala, was the special day when NELPG took over the NYMR.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 February 2020 12:59

Monthly Social Meetings

All social meetings are suspended due to coronavirus 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 Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:44

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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 WCRC base at Carnforth for remainder of winter maintenance.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
On NYMRwintere maintenance.

J27 65894

J27 65894 (NER P3 2392)
On NYMR winter maintenance.

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