Saturday, 10 June 2023

The Bishop

Bill in the Redhill Gang at Little Benton
(photo courtesy of Les Turnbull)

See Bill's foreword in Les' 2007 book "Tickets Not Transferable".  The 2012 book by John Gilroy "The Glory and the Steam" has similar tales of a Heaton spotter.

Thursday, 8 June 2023

Thursday Inspections

Graham about to closely inspect No.2's safety valves
(photo courtesy of Peter Weightman)

Tuesday, 6 June 2023


Ian & Dennis cutting timber to size for AH footbridge
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 5 June 2023


Malcolm fitting plates to start to make Horden's smokebox base airtight
(to ensure a vacuum relative to the tubes, blastpipe & chimney, which 
improves steaming & reduces the likelihood of fires in the smokebox)

Sunday, 4 June 2023