‘J27’ IN FA­MIL­IAR TER­RI­TORY AF­TER 13-YEAR AB­SENCE

Steam Railway (UK) - - News | Roster - JOHN HUNT

65894: On Fe­bru­ary 19, the North Eastern Lo­co­mo­tive Preser­va­tion Group’s ‘J27’ 0-6-0 was re­united with North York­shire Moors Rail­way me­tals when it was towed from Pick­er­ing New Bridge to Gros­mont, af­ter an ab­sence of 13 years. It left the line in May 2005 for Lo­co­mo­tion at Shildon, and dropped its fire for the last time on May 29 2006 at the con­clu­sion of a three-day event at Dar­ling­ton to mark the 40th an­niver­sary of the clo­sure of the nearby North Road works. Over­hauled by NELPG vol­un­teers at Hopetown works, in­clud­ing the fit­ting of a new cylin­der block, it will now be com­pleted at Gros­mont.

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