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Home Locomotives Q6 63395 (NER T2 2238) Q6 Blog Wednesday 1st May 2019 - T2 centenary launch day

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.

President Andrew Scott addresses the gathering- John Hunt

Of its 100 years it is remarkable to note the Group has owned the Q6/T2 for longer that its railway service i.e. 51 and 49 years respectively!

 

Chris Price, NYMR General Manager, addresses the gathering - John Hunt

The group shot - John Hunt

Passing Beck Hole - John Hunt

Climbing into Goathland - John Hunt

Andrew Scott cuts the birthday cake - John Hunt