Day Out

March 21, 2017
A few of our members called in to Locomotion the NRM at Shildon to look at the GL5 event. To our surprise there was a 5 inch gauge standard two, So here are a few photos of 78036.


 

Day Out

March 21, 2017
A few of our members called in to Locomotion the NRM at Shildon to look at the GL5 event. To our surprise there was a 5 inch gauge standard two, So here are a few photos of 78036.



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78018 Receives Nomination For A Award

March 7, 2017
In February three member of the DRPS attended the Heritage Railway Association Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner. We where shortlisted for the John Coiley Award For Locomotive Restoration, and received a certificate.





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Northern Gas Board Number One Overhaul begins

February 2, 2017
The overhaul of our 0-4-0ST Peckett Northern Gas Board Number One has begun, last week she returned to Darlington for the work to begin. Below are a few pictures of what has been done so far.


NGB Number 1 in the yard ready to go into the workshop, with Kurt looking on.


Outside the workshop Richard power washed the locomotive.


Waiting to enter the workshop.


Once inside the workshop work begins on stripping the loco down. Lee is seen inside the smoke box.


Once the saddle tank and pipework are taken ...

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78018 Debuts at Great Central Railway Gala

October 25, 2016
We are proud to announce that 78018 has ran its first passenger trains on the Great Central Railway. This year marks 50 years since 78018 was withdrawn from BR service.

Below is a collection of images from the gala.



The Chairman Barrie Lamb seen with Brian enjoying a footplate ride.





Richard cracking open the champagne to celebrate,


Left to right: Andy from the Loughbrough Standard Locomotive group, Barrie Lamb (DRPS Chairman since day one), Mark, Jess, Richard, Lee, Paul, Brian and George. George...

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