Peckett steam locomotive overhaul

by Richard Snowdon in Darlington

Peckett steam locomotive overhaul
We did it
On 23rd January 2018 we successfully raised £195 with 6 supporters in 56 days

Return the peckett back to full working order

by Richard Snowdon in Darlington

We are a small society based in darlington with only 10-12 members been fully active. We preserve railway artifacts either built in darlington or worked in and around darlington. The peckett was built in 1953 and was built for the darlington gas board which is the company that named it northern gas board number 1. It became part of the darlington railway preservation societys collection in 1982 which is when its first overhaul was carried out by the society ever since then it ran in darlington on open days on the small running line we have based in darlington. for the past 3 years the peckett has worked at the cholsey and wallingford railway however due to the age of the loco there has arisen a few faults with the locos boiler the boiler requires two new plates to be welded and rivited in the front and back of the firebox these also require drilling and new copper stays fitting. However due to the society been so small we have turned to new means of trying to raise funds for such work to be carried out so that the loco can once again be returned to steam.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

A years membership and a keyring

With this you will recive a years membership with the society and a keyring with the loco on it

£100 or more

Cab ride on the loco

Cab ride on the loco once overhaul is complete and ayears membership

£250 or more

Drive and fire

You can drive and fire the peckett once the overhaul is complete on our short line in the yard on an open weekend you will also recive a years membership with the society

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