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North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

Q6 at the Severn Valley Railway Gala

Q6 crosses Victoria Bridge with the 15.15 ex Kidderminster to Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley Railway. 21 September 2018 - Paul Jameson

The Q6 made it to the Severn Valley Railway Gala. Here are some photographs of ot in action.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018 10:30

Special General Meeting

The NELPG Committee has agreed that a Special General Meeting (SGM) will be held at 7.30 pm on Friday 19th October 2018 at the Darlington Club and Institute (aka the Northgate Club), 85 High Northgate, Darlington, DL1 1UJ at 7.30pm, for which this is a copy of the formal notice that has been sent separately to you by post, as required by the Articles of Association.

The meeting will consider the following motion: -

“To approve expenditure of up to £75,000, including contingencies, on extending the K1’s mainline certification for a further 3 years.”

The background to this motion is set out in a document which has been enclosed with the formal notice sent in the post. Photographic entertainment will follow, if time allows. Voting at SGMs is on a show of hands. Please bring your membership card to the meeting, as it will need to be shown.

For those members unable to attend, they may vote by appointing a proxy to represent them and vote on their behalf. The proxy form will also be enclosed with the formal notice you receive in the post, and should be completed and returned to the Company Secretary at the NELPG Registered Office address given on the form, to be received no later than 48 hours before the date of the meeting. Please note that this is not a ballot form and should not be used to indicate your preference in relation to the motion before the meeting. Also, that, having appointed a proxy, you will not be able to attend and vote at the meeting yourself.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:55

Monday 6th August 2018 - J72 Boiler Lift

Yet another warm day at Hopetown for the boiler lift.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 September 2018 16:39

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

Open Meeting 28th September

The NELPG Committee invites all its members to an Open Meeting to be held at 7.30pm on Friday 28th September 2018 at the RA Club, Brinkburn Road, Darlington, DL3 9LF.

This meeting is being held to improve communication between the Committee and the membership without the formality of a General Meeting.

The provisional agenda for this meeting will include, but is not limited to, discussion about our locomotives, 63395, 65894, 69023 & 62005, the first two of which will hopefully be operating at the NYMR gala over the weekend 28-30th September.

This meeting is an opportunity to bring directly to the Committee any of your thoughts about NELPG now and for the future. Members of the Committee will be present to answer your questions and listen to your views.

If you have any specific questions that you would like discussed at the meeting, whether you are able to be present or not, and you would like to send them to us in advance, please address them and send to myself.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:54

Change of Officers

Following the NELPG AGM, our Chairman, John Hunt, wrote to all other directors of the company stating his wish to relinquish his role as Chairman of the NELPG.

So, at its first meeting following the AGM, the Committee had a larger task than usual electing officers. The Officers are now, or at least will be after Companies House formalities are completed:

Chairman Chris Lawson
Secretary Roy Marshall
Treasurer Richard Wheeler

The Committee decided not to appoint a Vice Chairman but to leave the chairing of committee meetings to those present when Chris Lawson is away.

John Hunt has agreed to continue with his other roles, most visibly: Director/Trustee, Newsletter Editor and Jacobite organiser.

John was elected Chairman by the Committee after the 1998 AGM, and has served the company in that role for 20 years. During these post railway privatisation years, John has guided the NELPG through Blue Peter's Indian summer, the end of our stay in No.5 Depot at ICI Wilton, our move to Hopetown, our involvement with the Jacobite, and of course the 50th anniversary. We have so much to thank him for, and look forward to his future contribution to the NELPG.


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.


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K1 62005
K1 62005
At WCRC Carnforth for winter maintenance.

Q6 63395
Q6 63395
On SVR at gala.

J27 65894

J27 65894 (NER P3 2392)
On  NYMR in traffic.

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