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



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 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 :30/04/18


063 is to visit the North Norfolk Rly in June, featuring in their Mixed Traction Gala between the 14th and 16th of that month. The official announcement on the Weybourne Traction Group Facebook page can be viewed HERE (opens in a new TAB)

RECENT REPAIRS – the oil/water heat exchanger was opened up (after coolant draining) to clear suspected blockages with careful soft roding and blowing through with air. The water O  ring was replaced and system refilled (subject to additives topping up to the correct strengths).


    • Cab 2 welding is completed while welding repairs to Cab 1 are very nearly completed. The windows were due to be refitted.