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Young Volunteers and a Apologie

Posted by Paul Bailey on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, In : Restoration News 
First of all I would like to apologies for the lack of updates but work has been ongoing and as we are all volunteers time was a issue. Anyway latest updates will soon follow on Northern Gas Board Number 1, but meanwhile.

Young Volunteers, We welcome young volunteers below is Charlie (in the blue) our youngest volunteer seen priming the chasis of a 20 inch gauge wagon.

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Open Day Preperation

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, May 13, 2017, In : Museum and Library News 
Firstly an apology for the lack of updates, however i can say we have been very busy,

Below are a few images to give you a taste of what to expect on our open day, and the work going on to revamp the displays in the shed.

So if you want to see our new displays we are open on;
 May 21st, 10:00 till 16:00,
Admission is free

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78018 Debuts at Great Central Railway Gala

Posted by Paul Bailey on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, In : 78018 
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 This year marks 50 years since 78018 was withdrawn from BR service.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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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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20 Inch gauge track work

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, August 13, 2016,
Track work has progressed on the 20 inch gauge railway. So below are a selection of images from our on going track work,

Step one working out what parts we have to work with.

Track was laid in the workshop first, then a barrow crossing was laid to make access easier.

Phil then drilled and screwed the first panel on to the apron.

The ground was prepared then the first sleeper and rails where laid,

The rails are laid to gauge and the point is started

Finally the part assembled point has continued to ...

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Open Day Report

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, June 4, 2015, In : Open Days and Events 

Before the event started members where busying themselves getting the site ready for visitors.

Dave is seen prepareing 39 for the open day.

The bunting ready for the open day.

The Event

These two photos show visitors exploring the newly redisplayed collection. Including members of the public been given tours of the cad of the Electric Locomotive.

Matt seen on duty on the Mini Railway

So of our future members seen enjoying a trip on the Mini Railway.

The highlight of the event was the fi...

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A lot has been happening

Posted by Paul Bailey on Monday, March 30, 2015,

As you can see the wickham is now approaching completion with just finishing touches,

A closer view showing some of the details, and high quality of the paintwork.

20 inch 
gauge news

Its is a little known fact that we have some locomotive built by Ruston. Far as we are aware the only place other than in the country with 20inch gauge is the North Bay Railway in Scarborough.

Here is the loco in the workshop with the bonnet removed.

Close up view of the two cylinder diesel engine.

This engine is a two...

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Happy New Year

Posted by Matthew Graves on Tuesday, January 13, 2015,
Happy New Year to all from the DRPS,
Hopefully this year I will keep the news blog more up to date as I once again have access to the internet.
There is also a new correspondence address, for the Secretary,

4 Monkland Close,
TS1 5TN.

I will be posting the latest news in the coming week,

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