Tanfield Railway shows 1920-1950 on an industrial/minor railway, featuring items built/used in NE England.

 East Tanfield DH9 9UY tearoom open 10-2 daily.
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Friday, 31 March 2017

Visiting Photographer / Historian

Peter Giroux, a photographer from Darlington who keenly promotes the north east, including its history, visited the railway on Monday.   His photos are on https://www.facebook.com/petergirouximages/   

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Same & Different

Site visit to discuss renewal of  platform edges at East Tanfield
- this job will be undertaken prior to completing MH toilets

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Tuesday at TR

Steve recladding the toilet doorway with a better finish .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Sunday, 26 March 2017

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
The Marsden Rattler

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A Typical Day

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

Monday, 20 March 2017

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

Trains This Weekend

This is Great War Weekend at Tanfield Railway.
Durham Pals at Andrews House in March 2016

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Few Tasks

Steve, Steve & Bob removing the decayed footbridge beam
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, the last day of the four train winter timetable, No. 2 will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm & 2.35 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.

No.2 heading for Sunniside in March 2016
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Various Jobs

Ian checking that Angela has pressed Cochrane's boiler
to 1.5 times its working pressure (a hydraulic test) .....

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Geoff's Bridge Club

A reminder that all TR volunteers are welcome at Geoff's Bridge Club's next meeting on Monday 6 March from about 7 pm.   
The Bridge Inn alongside G.Stephenson's 1826 Killingworth Billy
on R.Stephenson's 1849 High Level Bridge, viewed c1885
(photo Newcastle Libraries)

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, No. 2 will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm & 2.35 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.

The photos below were taken by Ken Snowdon last Sunday:
No.2 approaches Causey Level Crossing .....

Friday, 3 March 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Some of Today's Work

Ian bringing Beamish's Peckett's wheels to the wheel lathe
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)