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Junior Volunteers

Admiring the outcome of the hard work done cleaning the Q6 -  April 2016 prior to the lunch time members special

The NELPG Junior Volunteers Scheme provides volunteering opportunities for young members, aged 13 to 16, who are keen to learn more about the operation of NELPG Locomotives. The scheme is focused on introducing young volunteers to the engineering and leadership skills necessary to maintain our locomotives in the 21st century and beyond. Work is often dirty and tiring but also rewarding and enjoyable.

The Junior Volunteers meet once or twice a month on a Saturday. They may also take part in the activities of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Junior Volunteers and the Sir Nigel Gresley 007 Gang if they have memberships of those 2 Groups.

The location of each NELPG meet may vary depending on the location of NELPG Locomotives at the time; typical locations are Deviation Shed, Grosmont, Hopetown Carriage Works, Darlington and Leeming Bar Station on the Wensleydale Railway.

Safety and Workshop training will be given when joining the group and on an ongoing basis. Junior Volunteers will be expected to bring appropriate workshop clothing including safety footwear and overalls but other safety equipment will be provided as necessary.

Please note that there may be a waiting list for joining the group.

For further details please contact our Junior Volunteers Co-ordinator Bryan Orange.

Juniors at Work


NELPG Junior Volunteers go through a programme of Workshop Practice training over a period of 2 years. These sessions are lead by apprentice served mechanical engineering fitters from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for which the NELPG is ever grateful. The syllabus covers filing, hack sawing, work layout/measurement using rulers/micrometers and the use of the pedestal drill. Tutoring them progresses on a 1 to 1 basis on the use of lathes. Safety is given the highest priority.!

The photos show various Juniors at work during a ½ day training and Working Party session.

Ethan working on the lathe at MPD Grosmont and supervised by William Parrish on 19th November 2016 - Tom Noble

Will Harrison busy with his hacksaw training at Grosmont MPD, 19th November 2016 - Tom Noble

Tom Houseman applying his newly gained hacksaw skills producing an angled bracket for the K1 Spark Arrester in Deviation Shed Workshop, 19th November 2016 - Tom Noble

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2016 10:45

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