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Northern Gas Board Number One Overhaul begins

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, February 2, 2017, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
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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Famous film star steam locomotive steams again

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, August 18, 2016, In : 78018 

The locomotive which was the subject of the famous railway documentary film 
Snowdrift at Bleath Gill 
is now back in steam after a 35 year comprehensive restoration, with only the finishing touches and adjustments left to be completed.


78018 stuck in the snow at Bleath Gill



The two photos above show 78018 as we recieved it and 78018 in traffic in BR days.

The work undertaken has taken 35 years of tireless and careful work by members of the Darlington Railway Preservation Society, and more recentl...

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A few more Photographs from yesterday.

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, November 23, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
Here are just a few more pictures from yesterday.

Raising steam mid morning. The piece of pipe on top of the locomotives chimney helps to draw the fire when raising steam.

The building fills with steam as the boiler inspector checks the Pecketts safety valves go off at the correct pressure.

The first time the Peckett has moved under its own power on the new bearings.

Inside the cab of the Peckett, the red handle you can see is the regulator and in the background is our Chief Mechanical Engineer a...

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Peckett Northern Gas Board No1 2142 Steam test day photographs

Posted by Matt graves on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
This is just a few photos to share our steam test day success.
Also thanks to our friends from North Tyneside who came down today. They will be operating this locomotive for their Santa Specials.





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