North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

  • ‘King’, ‘A4’ and debutant ‘9F’ steal show at Moors line gala spectacular

    ‘King’, ‘A4’ and debutant ‘9F’ steal show at Moors line gala spectacular

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    THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) pulled off what might be regarded as one of the biggest steam galas of the 2000s on September 27-29, which not only featured a hugely impressive locomotive line-up, but also illustrated how far the line’s motive power department has come in a relatively short timeframe. It was only in…

  • ‘K1’ joins Stanier pair for ‘Jacobite’ summer season

    ‘K1’ joins Stanier pair for ‘Jacobite’ summer season

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    APRIL 19 saw the start of the 2019 operating season for West Coast Railways’ ‘Jacobite’ trains.  Two of Ian Riley’s Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0s moved north from Carnforth to Fort William on April 16, with No. 45407 having the honour of hauling the first train three days later.  No. 45212 is the other ex-LMS 4-6-0 allocated…

  • ‘Q6’ becomes ‘T2’ after North Eastern identity is restored

    ‘Q6’ becomes ‘T2’ after North Eastern identity is restored

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    THE North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG) relaunched its Raven ‘Q6’ 0-8-0 No. 63395 on May 1 as North Eastern Railway ‘T2’ No. 2238 – all part of the locomotive’s centenary year commemorations.  The transformation has included repainting the loco into the NER livery the locomotive carried when it emerged from Darlington Works in December 1918. The…

  • Telly alert – Moors on Channel 5

    Telly alert – Moors on Channel 5

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    Channel 5’s television programme about the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will air on Friday, May 17 at 8pm. Season two of ‘The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard’ will include six episodes, which will go behind the scenes of the NYMR, meeting the staff and volunteers that keep the railway on track. Episode one sees…

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