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J27 in Service at NYMR
This year marks the return to traffic of LNER J27 (NER P3) No. 65894 - seen here running through Grosmont station on the 17th. October 2018.
The locomotive was built in 1923 at Darlington, and numbered LNER No. 2392. During its career, it was allocated to Ferryhill, York, Leeds Neville Hill, and finally to Sunderland in 1966. It final days were spent hauling coal trains in the east Durham area.
The engine has seen regular periods of service with the NYMR and has made a number of notable appearences in other locations, including The Keithley and Worth Valley Railway, the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway, The East Lancashire Railway and the Weardale Railway.
The engine's most recent overhaul began in 2008 and was completed in time for the 2018 season by Grosmont MPD, and NELPG members at a cost of over £450,000.
J27 No. 65894 lifts a rake of Gresley teaks out of Grosmont Station
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