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Watch the Durham Locomotive Preservation Group at work restoring Norwood and talk to the team about their efforts.

Find out what's involved in restoring a steam locomotive and talk to an expert bunch of preservationists who will be happy to chat to curious visitors.

Private preservation groups are important to railway history. Groups such as the Durham Locomotive Preservation Group have saved and restored vehicles to enable others to experience them.

Norwood was built by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn Ltd. in 1947. It was displayed at the Stephenson Centenary Exhibition at Manors Station in 1948 before spending the rest of its working life at the Norwood Coking Plant at Dunston, Gateshead. It was the last working steam locomotive in the North East not in preservation and was only withdrawn from service in the early 1980s.

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