South East Locomotive Group

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



IMAGES ON THIS WEBSITE – due to technical problems, some of the photos on this website are coming up as broken links. A resolution is being investigated.

The SELG AGM is taking place on Sat. 15/4/23, any members wishing to come along or join the Zoom broadcast please contact the Secretary. You should be in receipt of an email advising as such.


063 was out of traffic for a good part of 2022 receiving repairs to a leaking liner and faults in the wiring between the cabs. However, it was returned to service before the end of the year and is available.

The ETH has been reactivated following rebuilding of a control board. The engine revs pick up when energised, but it still awaits plugging up and  load testing with some ETH stock.

Driver Experience dates are being organised. SEE OUR FB page from the link above.


The loco has received significant cab fabric repairs as well as  two replacement engine room side doors, and new internal gutters. Replacing life expired (long ago) BRCW ironmongery. Bits continue to be removed and/or repaired as space permits. Speaking of which, new containers are being fitted out to enable safe storage of removed components.