North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Wednesday 1st May 2019 - T2 centenary launch day

President Andrew Scott addresses the gathering- John Hunt

The NELPG launched its Q6 / T2 locomotive in North Eastern Railway 1917 livery as part of the locomotive's centenary year commemorations. NELPG members and guests gathered around the locomotive at noon today for a ceremonial unveiling of the livery. A bottle of the traditional Newcastrle Brown Ale was poured over the running board, and after the speaches, the gathering boarded the 12.30 for a run to Pickering and back behind the T2.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:39

T2 to visit Mid Norfolk Railway

Following a short notice request, via the NYMR, from the Mid Norfolk Railway if a locomotive could be made available to for their Gala this weekend (28/29/30 June) in the last minute absence of their planned star attractions, we have agreed with the NYMR to send the T2 to Norfolk, where it will be running between Dereham and Wymondham. It will be moving from Pickering on Wednesday and returning the following Wednesday. I have no details of the Gala timetable at the time of writing, but hopefully they will appear on the Railway's website in the next few days - although the move was only agreed this afternoon, the website is already promoting the T2's attendance, albeit as Q6 No 63395!

If you are in the area, then do please take the opportunity to go and see the T2 on its first ever visit to Norfolk, and most likely the only one it will make in its 1918 centenary livery.


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

K1 works Jacobite

The K1 moved up to Fort William on Friday 17th May and worked its first Jacobite of the season on Sunday 19th.

The loco settled down very nicely with no significant problems to overcome. It therefore satisfactorily completed its first rostered week of work on Saturday. It's next rostered week commences this coming Sunday 2nd June.

We have achieved quite a lot since the loco arrived at Carnforth last September and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the work undertaken to the loco either at Carnforth or elsewhere. Particular thanks are however due to the Carnforth regulars, Chris Henwood, Steve Gibson, Les Harper, Mike Bloomfield and Angie Buxton, who showed tremendous dedication and commitment to see the job through. We could not have got the loco finished in time without them.

Thanks are also due to our CME John Graham for his help, encouragement and advice and for all at West Coast for making us feel welcome, prioritising our contract work over their own when necessary and for generally being helpful.

Now that the K1 is working I will reduce the frequency of the progress reports but will update you occasionally as to how we are getting on.


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.


Loco Board

K1 62005
K1 62005
At Fort William available for the Jacobite.

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.