North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Hopetown - Red Wheel plaque unveiling

Ther red plaque - Maurice Burns

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:04

J72 re-wheeled

After 3 months work on the axleboxes and motion the J72 has been re-wheeled.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 18:34

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

The Book - Keeping North Eastern Steam Alive

This fully illustrated book telling the story of the 50 years of the Group is due to be published on 28th October to coincide with the Group's 50th Anniversary celebrations.This is no ordinary book as it not only tells how the many magnificent achievements were reached over the 50 years but also lots of inside stories that for various reasons could not be told till now.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2016 12:49

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

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

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

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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 Carnforth for maintenance.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
On NYMR winter maintenance.

J27 65894

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

J72 69023
J72 69023 Joem
At Hopetown Works, for winter maintenance.