North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

The J27 hauls first steam service train on Wensleydale Railway

The J27 departs Bedale - Nigel Hall

An 07:00 start for driver Ian Pearson, fireman Jonathan Bradley, cleaner Andy Lowes and pilot man Tim Williamson. Nigel Hall was there with the tool kit to repair a steam leak in the injector delivery pipe joint.


NELPG Steam Gala

As part of this year's Northg Yorkshire Moors Railway Annual Steam Gala, North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG) will be taking over the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) on Thursday 26 September with a celebration of NELPG locomotives, drivers and cleaners!* Please see the NYMR gala page for details.


J27 to visit Wensleydale Railway

The J27 is tovisit the Wensleydale Railway for the month of August. The plan is for the J27 to travel to New Bridge on on the back of a service train on Tuesday 23rd July, the engine and tender separated by a working party on Wednesday, and travel to Leeming Bar on Thursday 25th. The first service train on Wensleydale is scheduled for Friday 2nd August. See Wensleydale timetable and booking page for timetable and booking details.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2019 10:58

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

Another week at Ft William

Here are some photos taken during the running week commencing 30 June 2019.


Wednesday 1st May 2019 - T2 centenary launch day

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 Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:31

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  Wensleydale Railway in traffic.

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