North Eastern Railway

  • ‘G5’ construction making steady progress in Shildon

    ‘G5’ construction making steady progress in Shildon

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    THE day when a North Eastern Railway Worsdell ‘O’ class 0-4-4T (LNER ‘G5’) steams again in the North East of England is edging closer as the Class G5 Locomotive Company (G5LC) continues to make progress on a new-build re-creation of No. 1759 at its Shildon base. Much of the recent work has focused on the manufacture,…

  • Practice & Performance: Working at Wortley – 1952

    Practice & Performance: Working at Wortley – 1952

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    Wortley Junction, west of Leeds, was a busy part of the network and had a complex layout. In an unorthodox Practice & Performance,  John Heaton FCILT recalls how the ’box was operated, as well as timings of workings on that route.  DUSK used to fall early on February afternoons in the northern industrial cities of…

  • ‘King’ and ‘A4’ to head 15-engine North Yorkshire Autumn Steam Gala

    ‘King’ and ‘A4’ to head 15-engine North Yorkshire Autumn Steam Gala

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    Didcot’s GWR ‘King’ No. 6023 King Edward II will break new ground for the class this autumn when it takes a starring role in the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s (NYMR) September 27-29 Autumn Steam Gala alongside ‘A4’ Union of South Africa. The visit will mark the BR blue Collett 4-6-0’s first foray north of the Midlands…

  • ‘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…

  • ‘Superb’ 1903 NER autocar wins two HRA awards

    ‘Superb’ 1903 NER autocar wins two HRA awards

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    RESTORATION of the unique North Eastern Railway 1903 autocar No. 3170 has won two major Heritage Railway Association awards. The painstaking work by the NER 1903 Electric Autocar Trust, led by Stephen Middleton, to restore what was once a holiday home to a fully serviceable rail vehicle led a panel of HRA judges to award the…

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