Everyday work, people & events at the World's Oldest Railway 1725 Industrial Steam Rail Heritage in Tyneside North East England
Did you know? Marley Hill Colliery opened & closed twice, so we have two railways at Marley Hill. From the early 1700s until closure in 1815 the Tanfield Waggonway conveyed its coal. Reopened in 1841 & closed in 1983, the Bowes Railway carried its produce.
Mixed trains will leave Andrews House station between approx 10.30 amd 4.30 this Saturday and Sunday. Locos in use will be AW No.2, Cochrane, and Captain Baxter (from the Bluebell Railway) - it'll be the Tanfield Railway 4 wheeler weekend!
The cold and wet weather later today meant that several smaller jobs were tackled rather than larger scale work outside. For example shunting carriages ready for the Light Railway weekend, adjusting carriage brakes, and checking and adjusting point rodding from the signalbox. Some other jobs are depicted below.