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Friday, 7 August 2020

The Great Fire of Gateshead

The great fire of Gateshead (& Newcastle) quayside happened in 1854.   In this year Marley Hill shed was in use, & Tanfield coal was being shipped from the Gateshead quay area.

A contemporary view of the fire

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Tuesday's Tasks

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Clearing surplus & rotten sleepers retrieved following Causey work from the flat waggon .....

Monday, 3 August 2020

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Old News

Newcastle Courant 20 March 1840 - the contract for the Hole 

Preparation & Practice .....

..... for welcoming visitors & restarting public passenger trains.

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering except where stated:
Lewis & Martin cleaning & preparing Pontop Canteen in MH carriage shed

Friday, 31 July 2020

Geoff's Jolly

The photos below were taken by Geoff Lowe on his recent staycation: 
Seen through the fence at Irchester NG Railway, Northamtonshire