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Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, April 18, 2019, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
This week work continues on several projects, so below are three images showing the ongoing efforts to paint locomotives and railway equipment.

20 inch gauge wagon chasis now in undercoat.

The wheels for the wagon ready in black paint.

Showing the painstaking work that goes in to lining out.

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Peckett News

Posted by Paul Bailey on Friday, April 12, 2019, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
Work has continued this week on the reassembly of Northern Gas Board Number 1.

Brian and Steven removing the blanking plates after the hydraulic test.

Our Chairman Barrie is seen lining out the cylinders, this is one of the many areas that have been repainted so far.

Charlie is seen her applying black paint to one of the front sanders.

Steven and Brian preparing fittings for the vacuum system, each joint needs to be cleaned and sealed to ensure it will hold vacuum.

Various parts of the vacuum brak...

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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 overdue update

Posted by Paul Bailey on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, In : Restoration News 
First of all sorry for the lack of updates but with work, and the ongoing work at the DRPS time to update the website has been hard to come by so here is a round up of current works.

Tria-ang Project

The series of photos shown below show the various stages of the restoration of a 10 1/4 inch gauge trai-ang coach.

The coach was completly disassembled, and then prepared for painting.

Once cleaned the chassis is repainted.

Barrie is seen here repairing and preparing the seats frames for painting.

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