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NELPG News magazine

NELPG publishes its own bi-monthly newsletter NELPG NEWS, which is posted free to all of the group's members. The history of the group is chronicled in its pages.

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NELPG News 274, April 2013

NELPG News 274, April 2013

The K1 and support coach moved from Carnforth to Bury on 21st February via Hellifield, Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester Victoria, and the move went very well. The move was in time for the K1 to appear at the East Lancs gala over the weekend of 23rd/24th February where it worked on its own and double headed with the K4 61994 The Great Marquess.

John Marsland has agreed to take over from Peter Robinson as our Treasurer whilst Fred Ramshaw and Ben Duncan are standing down as directors.

NELPG News 273, January 2013

NELPG News 273, January 2013

Some recent erroneous reportage in a national railway magazine, suggesting that the NELPG was moving its home base away from the NYMR to Embsay, has had to be refuted.

NELPG News 272, December 2012

NELPG News 272, December 2012

The J27 cylinder block has been trial fitted. Joem will be leaving the Wensleydale Railway on 27th December to go to Hopetown for a retube and winter maintenance. It has been decided to replace the Q6 inner firebox sides; the work is to be carried out by LNWR at Crewe. John Hall has recently had to resign as NELPG Secretary because of ill health; Chris Lawson takes over.

NELPG News 271, October 2012

NELPG News 271, October 2012

After 35 years, Peter Robinson retires as NELPG treasurer.

NELPG News 270, August 2012

NELPG News 270, August 2012

This issue is dominated by the death of one of our founder members, Kevin Hudspith. He was one of the nineteen ‘young men of vision’ who met in the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne on 28th October 1966 to form the embryonic NELPG.

NELPG News 269, June 2012

NELPG News 269, June 2012

Terry Newman and Bryan Orange resign as directors, to be replaced by Darrin Crone and John Hall.The K1 overhaul is completed and the loco returns to Fort William for another Jacobite season.

NELPG News 268, April 2012

NELPG News 268, April 2012

The K1 overhaul is reaching completion. Winter maintenance of the Q6 is almost complete. The J72 visits Severn Valley Railway.

NELPG News 267, February 2012

NELPG News 267, February 2012

We record the passing of Derek Hanson, Secretary of the NELPG from 1973 until 1980. He also served on the NYMR Trust  and Plc boards. Derek took on the unglamourous responsibility of voluntarily looking after the NYMR‟s 36 miles of boundary fences and walls, as well as lineside furniture, initially almost single handedly. Derek‟s contribution to the NELPG and the Railway was considerable and is greatly appreciated; he will be sadly missed.

NELPG News 266,December 2011

NELPG News 266,December 2011

After successful casting, the machining of the J27 cylinder block is underway. Patrons visi the Railway Children Live.

NELPG News 265, October 2011

NELPG News 265, October 2011

The work on the K1 has taken longer and cost more than originally anticipated, and even now problems are being encountered that push completion even further ahead. However, the new cylinder block for the J27 and its refurbished driving wheelset are steps in the right direction, and the new Patron scheme has been a great success, especially at a time when the Group’s financial resources have been rather embattled.