NELPG (a proper locomotive group!) otherwise known as the North East Locomotive Preservation Group, tries to run an anual tour with its mainline locomotive 62005. This often features a tour running throughout the North East, during the start of the summer, as a part of a positioning move from the North Yorkshire Moors to Fort William for the Jacobite season.
The tour of 2007 was a rerun as close to the tour that took the K1, during its time allocated at Darlington on a tour of the three dales, being Weardale, Wensleydale and Tynedale onto the top near Waskerley. With a change from the latter to Crag Hall past Saltburn the tour was going to be popular. The K1s speed of 50mph on the mainline also made chasing easier to leapfrog the train to another photographic vantage point.
This collection shows the train at serveral destinations and some personal favourite vantage points. Thanks to NELPG for their hard work in keeping their fleet and my favourite steam engine, being 62005 in traffic.
© The Black Hat