Driver Experience

Have you ever wanted to drive a BR locomotive, or know someone who would? Our ‘Drive a Loco’ package will fulfill that ambition. And new for 2016 is a range of half-day options as well as our established full-day drives. Click here for more information.

Forthcoming Events

Autumn Diesel Gala & The 8th Spa Valley Railway's Beer & Cider Festival in conjunction with Kent's 'Campaign for Real Ale' (CAMRA) Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018. Class 25, D7612 Class 31, 31 430 'Sister Dora' Class 33, 33063 'R.J.Mitchell' 'Click' in the box for full details (Spa V.R. website) [All of the above locomotives are subject to availability]

Membership

What about becoming a member of the S.E.L.G.? Perhaps become an active member in the overhaul of 33065 or get your hands dirty performing maintenance of 33063. We have 3 membership options, including an entry 'supporter' level. For more information on our membership, click in this box..

Welcome

NOTICEBOARD

8th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival &

Autumn Diesel Gala

Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018

Due to no steam availability, the weekend services will be diesel only, with 33063 featuring prominently.

1960′s Heritage Diesel Locomotives:
• Class 25 D7612
• Class 31 31430 ‘Sister Dora’
• Class 33 33063 ‘R.J.Mitchell’

160+ Real Ales, 30+ Ciders, 25+ Green Hop Beers

FULL DETAILS ARE ON THE SPA VALLEY RAILWAY WEBSITE, Click on the FORTHCOMING EVENT box above

 

Welcome to the S.E.L.G. website

Our webpages aim to inform readers of our operations, developments and news on aspects of the South East Locomotive Group, as well as other areas of Crompton interest.
Built up over many years (14+ looking at the old files) , there is a wealth of information here, contained within the menu bar, above.
For the uninitiated, the pages of this site (subect to updating) chart most of the Group’s history  including:-
  • Transporting the two ‘Cromptons’ to the East Kent Railway & their subsequent return to working order
  • Our Cromptons at the Spa Valley Rly. (from 2003)
  • 33063 named “R.J.Mitchell”, Sept. 2005
  • The overhaul of 33065 (commenced 2011)
  • Driver Experience days (also called Drive-a-loco)
  • News and updates on other Crompton activity in the U.K.
  • Articles on Crompton-related subjects; railtours and Class 33′s in bygone years, for example

LATEST NEWS : 19/10/18

33063

An oil leak into the bedplate was overcome in July, just before the summer diesel gala in Aug. and all went well. The oil loss is down to “normal” levels!

063 will feature during the Beer festival, 19-21 Oct., alongside the visiting 25 and 31.

 

See our facebook page for a little more on the work we’ve done on 63

(you’ll be prompted to log on to Facebook if not already logged in)

33065

    • Cab 2 welding is completed. Cab 1 is ongoing as time permits but it’s in a worse state to cab 2 so will take a bit longer.

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