YEC 1382, works No.2872, is currently being purchased by 3 members of the group. 1382 was the first loco restoration the group got involved with. Because of this 1382 is the flagship of the group and is depicted on our logo. When the loco was first acquired it hadn’t run in 20 years and was looking a bit worse for wear. However within roughly 72 working hours the loco was running and moving under its own power. Once the loco had been fully assesed it was decided that a full restoration would be undertaken.
This Tram body is the lower floor Newcastle Corporation Tramways 'A' Class. Built in 1901, sold to Sheffield late 1941 & withdrawn February 1950. The plan for this is to mount it on a 3 axle chassis, shown in the photo above, for use as a passenger carriage. Please follow our facebook page for updates.
British Rail Class 03
This locomotive is a part of Andrew Briddons collection and its home base is The Geoffrey Briddon Building in Darley Dale. Andrew started the overhaul in late 2010. It was previously fitted with a Gardner 8L3 engine and now runs with a Cummins NT855. It was residing at the AFRPS in Scunthorpe when this work started and in the summer of 2014 the loco was nearing completion so a small group, founding members of the ID&RPG, began the cosmetic work on 03 901. She soon was in her BR black livery and was ready to start running tours. In September 2016 she was moved to Darley Dale for some small jobs to be completed.
0-4-0 Sentinel 'Betty'
This sentinel worked for the Oxfordshire ironstone company and currently resides at Rocks by Rail in Cottesmore. Our resident painter and liner was contacted to do the lining that was missing from this sentinel so in august 2016 the work began and by September the work was complete. With her new paintwork Betty was soon running up and down the line looking much better and received a lot of attention.
0-4-0 Sentinel 'Jean'
Jean is a sister loco to Betty and also worked for the Oxfordshire ironstone company and currently resides at Rocks by Rail in Cottesmore. Again the loco needed its lining and the owner asked if our resident painter could line Jean as well. So in late 2016 some work began and is currently still progressing, hopefully Jean will be looking as good as Betty in the near future.