Saturday, 25 March 2017

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, on the first day of our 5 train summer timetable following clocks going forward one hour, No.2 will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm, 2.35 pm & 3.55 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.

Note that tickets for travel are available on the day as usual - Sold Out on the Mothers Day page refers to the cake carriage.
No.2 passing Marley Hill signalbox in March 2016
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Friday, 24 March 2017

Then & Now

I came across an interesting on line facility available from the National Library of Scotland.   It allows you to view an old OS map alongside & synchronized with a current satellite view.

Some examples:
1.  The route of the Marsden Rattler - follow it south east to the paper mill beyond Whitburn Colliery, or head west to Whitburn Colliery Junction on the Pontop & South Shields Branch, & beyond
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/sidebyside.cfm#zoom=16&lat=54.9911&lon=-1.4101&layers=6&right=BingHyb 
The Marsden Rattler

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Thursday Team

Geoff painting ceiling joists in the new ladies toilet

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Continued Jobs

Nigel making a dome cover gasket for Cochrane

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A Typical Day

Nigel, Steve & Maggie cladding a doorway
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 20 March 2017

Great War Weekend People

The photographs below were taken last weekend by Graeme Kitching:

Sunday, 19 March 2017

A Few from Today

Richard making a replacement steel blastpipe for No.49