Posted: May 14, 2021 @ 13:05:40 by Russell Newman
The ex LNER J27 0-6-0 No. 65894 is to visit the North Tyneside Steam Railway for their 30th Anniversary Gala on 9th to 11th July 2021. Which this will be a bit of a home coming for the locomotive as 65894 was shedded at Percy Main shed their in steam days as the North Tyneside line used to be a regular stomping ground for J27s.
Posted: Jul 23, 2019 @ 09:07:16 by Russell Newman
No. 65894 will be spending the summer season at the Wensleydale Railway again this year working their steam services from late July till September 2019.
Posted: Jul 12, 2018 @ 13:07:09 by Russell Newman
The LNER J27 65894 will be visiting the Wensleydale Railway this summer from July 31st to August 27th 2018. Where it will be running along side Llangollen based Hudswell Clark built 0-6-0T No. 20 "Jennifer" which is there on hire for the 2018 steam season.
Posted: May 14, 2018 @ 13:05:16 by Russell Newman
It should have said fully painted in BR Black livery sorry.
Posted: May 14, 2018 @ 10:05:43 by Russell Newman
The North Eastern Locomotive Groups North Eastern Railway P3 or LNER J27 65894 s overhaul is now completed and the loco has been bully painted in BR Black livery and has began its test runs and readiness to enter traffic for the summer season at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Hopefully the J27 will be available for Gala visits to other preserved railways around the UK soon.
Posted: Jan 13, 2018 @ 08:01:29 by Russell Newman
The J27 65894 is to leave NELPG Workshop at Darlington as its to be moved to Grosmont MPD on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for completion of its overhaul and for running in before the 2018 season there.
Posted: Dec 5, 2006 @ 13:12:19 by Steve Frost
This loco is now subject to an appeal for funds for its overhaul to return it to running order. See www.nelpg.org.uk for details.
Posted: Jun 3, 2006 @ 16:06:21 by Steve Frost
The boiler ticket has now run out, and the P3 made a final appearance in steam at Darlington Railway Centre and Museum on the weekend 7th to 9th June 2006. Now in the queue for overhaul, it will go into Darlington's North Road museum until the work is completed on the J72 tank loco in NELPG's nearby workshop. The Fletcher 901 is returning to York, which will make space for the P3.
Posted: Jun 7, 2005 @ 16:06:29 by Steve Frost
The P3 is set to move to the Shildon 'Locomotion' museum where it will undertake light duties only. This is because of a crack in the cylinder block. As the loco is nearing the end of its boiler ticket, it will probably be attended to during its next overhaul.
Posted: Jul 23, 2004 @ 16:07:22 by Steve Frost
The J27 (or P3 if you prefer NER classification) continues its UK travels. After its winter visit to the East Lancashire Railway, it has now moved to the newly re-opened Weardale Railway, where, with a Tanfield Railway Austerity 0-6-0ST it was to haul the opening train. This is the second time this loco has pulled the opening train - it did the same job on the NYMR back in 1973! At the end of the summer, it is expected to return to the NYMR.
Posted: Sep 29, 2003 @ 09:09:10 by Steve Frost
The loco has been returned to North Eastern Railway black livery in summer 2003, with its oval cast brass cabside number plates. Still based at Grosmont, it has had attention to a hot driving axle bearing and big ends this summer.
Posted: Mar 25, 2003 @ 09:03:49 by Steve Frost
This loco represents the final development of the North Eastern Railway 0-6-0 goods locomotive. It is of traditional British design, with two inside cylinders and, as built, did not have continouous brakes fitted. This is the final loco of all in the class, built in 1923, and withdrawn at the end of steam in North East England in 1967. Bought by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation group, she has worked widely on UK preserved lines. The usual base is at Grosmont, on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.