|Tanfield Gradient Profile - Tomlinson p343|
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
The official history of the North Eastern Railway, Its Rise & Development, was written by the eminent historian William Weaver Tomlinson in 1915. David & Charles published an edition of the 800+ page book in 1967 which may be available second hand for about £40; there is also a 2015 edition from Andesite Press. However, the first edition is freely available on line, including as a pdf download of 110 MB, with the further advantages of being much lighter and machine searchable.
Monday, 25 May 2020
The photos below are courtesy of Chris Shearer. They were taken around the time of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in June 1977. TR trains had started running between a temporary platform at Marley Hill & a temporary loop at Bowes Bridge.
|Alan running 32 round the train at Marley Hill. The low buffer beam matched the 'glass carriage' **|
Sunday, 24 May 2020
Saturday, 23 May 2020
Friday, 22 May 2020
The 64 mile 3 foot gauge Cumbres & Toltec Railroad connects Chama in New Mexico over the 10000 feet high Cumbres Pass & runs along the edge of the Toltec Gorge to Antonito in Colorado.
The photographs below are courtesy of Dave Hewitt:
|Chama shed with 3 Baldwin built mikados, 483, 484 & 463|
Ten K-36 class 2-8-2 locos were supplied to the Denver & Rio Grande in 1925, nearly all of which are operational on either the Cumbres & Toltec or the Durango & Silverton. There's some K-36 detail on Wikipedia. 463 is a rarer & older Baldwin K-27 class - see Wikipedia for detail & screen appearances.
Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Tuesday, 19 May 2020
|Progress rounding Marley Hill curve on its way to Sunniside with a 7 carriage train in the 1990s|
(Derek Knott firing, photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)
Light railways recently featured on TR Facebook.