North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Work begins on general overhaul of J72

Tim Williamson releases the boiler bands whilst Dave Wright above removes the insulation from the dome - Nigel Hall

On Thursday 15th March, work to dismantle the J72commenced.


Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2018 19:27

J27 Wednesday 21st March 2018

Much new to be seen this week. The new smokebox wrapper is making good progress with bolts up to the 8.00 position. The cab is now in undercoat and the buffer beam preparatory work progressing.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2018 19:23

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

Working Parties

The regular Monday and Thursday working parties continue at Hopetown on the J27. 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 Monday, 12 February 2018 08:40

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 WCRC Carnforth for winter maintenance.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
On NYMR winter maintenance.

J27 65894

J27 65894 (NER P3 2392)
At NYMR for completion of general overhaul.

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