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NELPG 50th Anniversary


Well, the party is now over. What a weekend. Here is a collection of images of the various events.

Sunday 30th the J72 and K1 double heading up the bank at Esk Valley - Maurice Burns

Friday 28th October in the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle

Friday 28th, Secretary Chris Lawson addresses the meeting - Maurice Burns

First meeting attendees: Dave Johnson,Mick Denholm ,Chris Smyth, Richard Wheeler,  John Shaw and Bob Anderson cut the cake  - Maurice Burns

Saturday 29th October on NYMR

The Junior Volunteers ready at the sales stand in Deviation Shed - Maurice Burns

Q6 with the 11.00 ex Pickering passes the K1 with the 11.30 ex Grosmont at Goathland - John Hunt

Saturday 29th, Terry Newman at the controls of the J72 on the 12.15 ex Grosmont goods  - Maurice Burns

George Nissen in the K1 cab at Pickering - Chris Lawson

Q6 with the 13.00 ex Grosmont diner passes Esk Valley - John Hunt

John Midcalf with tombola machine on Grosmont station platform - John Hunt

George Nissen (right) after a ride behind "his" K1 poses with his son Ed Nissen and grand daughter Emily Simons at Grosmont.  The "thumbs up" he said was to signify he certainly made the right decision with the other three owners to donate the K1 to NELPG! - Maurice Burns

Saturday 29th October at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield

George Nissen accepting his appointment as a Vice President of the NELPG - John Hunt

President Andrew Scott presents guest Dr Ian Pearce with a copy of the 50th Anniversary book  - John Hunt

Paul Hutchinson presents George Nissen with a model of the K1 - John Hunt

Junior Volunteer Finn Allen playing saxaphone with the Jailhouse Jets - John Hunt

Sunday 30th October on NYMR

Sunday 30th, the Q6 is turned at Pickering before departure with teak set at 10.50 - Neal Woods

The big lineup at Grosmont prior to departure of the 11.15 saloon - John Hunt

Sunday 30th, George Nissen's grand daughter Emily Simons on the J72 prior to a footplate ride to Goathland with the 11.15 saloon - Maurice Burns

George Nissen cuts the 50th cake in the GN saloon - Maurice Burns

Joem makes its way towards Goathland with the saloon - John Hunt

The Q6 with the 10.50 ex Pickering meets the J72 at Goathland - John Hunt

The Q6 comming on to the 13.30 diner train at Grosmont - Thea Chyriwsky

Monday 31st October, NYMR Photo Charter

The K1 in Newtondale - John Hunt

The Q6 with a freight near the summit - John Hunt

Really useful engine

The J72 was in use on Monday and Tuesday as 'station pilot' at Pickering. It was used to shunt coaches around for the purposes of testing their steam heating.

J72 shunting coaches at Pickering - John Hunt


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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 January 2017 17:05