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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 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.

NELPG News 264, August 2011

NELPG News 264, August 2011

It is sad to report that Eric Nott, a long time member of the NELPG, died on 19th July. The J72 is visiting the Midland Railway Centre at Butterleyfor the next three months.

NELPG News 263, June 2011

NELPG News 263, June 2011

At the recent AGM once the formal business was concluded Andrew Scott and Dave Pennock made a splendid presentation on the need to safeguard the Group’s financial future by means of a proposed Patron scheme; their detailed report is included in full in this issue.

NELPG News 262, April 2011

NELPG News 262, April 2011

The repairs to the K1 are more extensive and therefore more expensive than planned. As one consequence it will be necessary to seek members’ approval for this increased expenditure at the forthcoming AGM.

 

NELPG News 261, February 2011

NELPG News 261, February 2011

As is so often the case, once a steam locomotive’s component parts are dismantled, work additional to that originally envisaged can be necessary, and the K1 is no exception. The prognosis on the K1 has resulted in more major work being required, this time in the form of a new copper firebox tubeplate. Although this and the new steel tubeplate are in hand the cost of the remedial work has consequently risen and the timescale for the work extended.