Sunday, 8 October 2017

Around Tanfield Today

Logan & Ben polishing No.2 this morning, as steam is raised
Guy handing welding rods to Ian for repair of the digger at East Tanfield .....
..... then exchanging tokens with Steve on HL No.2
Andrew & Ben painting the Siphon G chassis
Neil & John planning wiring in the workshop
At ET, No.2, manned by David & Steve, has uncoupled and drawn forward from its train
Angela the guard (with trainee David) signals .....
..... AW No.2 out of the bay onto the train (while HL No.2 waits in the main platform)
Ian bringing the train into the bay while Ben mans the ground frame
Ben has set the road for HL No.2 to draw forward .....
...... & then reverse back onto the head of the northbound train
No.2 leaves from the bay, heading for Sunniside
The staff in Tommy Armstrong's tea room are busy serving an influx of hikers
Ben in charge of Oliver, Will & Alex, who are clearing an edge of the East Tanfield site .....
..... & coupling AW No.2 to the train
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Ian goes back to clearing the area for the new carriage shed ......
..... including as the next train .....
..... leaves for Sunniside
Andrews House station from the footbridge
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Steve coaling & David watering No.2
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Using the digger to clear undergrowth
AW No.2 draws the last train of the day into the bay .....
..... where David attaches the tail lamp as HL No.2 moves onto the head of the train

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