Sunday, 31 December 2017

Last Day of 2017

Callum & Richard on HL No,2 approaching the signalbox from Sunniside ......

Saturday, 30 December 2017

TR Volunteers visit the SVR

This year some of the Tanfield Volunteers visited the Severn Valley Railway to unwind after a busy year. Below is a few photos from the visit. 
Matthew, Geoff, Ben, Callum, Luke, Mark, Andrew and Jonny listen into Chris who is explaining the history of the locos. 

Mince Pie Specials Tomorrow

HL No.2 will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.   See the main TR web for more information on Mince Pie Specials.
Fare includes fare

Friday, 29 December 2017

NPE Final

The photos below are courtesy of Stu Armstrong:
Saturday 16 December:
Richard & Antony coal Cochrane

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Some Views of the North Pole Express

The photos below were taken on 16 December 2017:
No.2 descends Causey West Incline.....
(photo courtesy of Susan Lowe)

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Boxing Day Trains

The photos below were taken yesterday & are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
No.2 passing Terrace Junction .....

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Boxing Day

The photos below are all courtesy of Angela Pickering:
David signals Ian on AW No.2 into the carriage shed

Boxing Day- Mince Pie Specials


Monday, 25 December 2017

NPE from the Footplate

The photos below taken yesterday, the final day of our North Pole Expresses of 2017, are courtesy of fireman Luke Griffiths:
Twizell approaches Causey Level Crossing .....

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Saturday, 23 December 2017

North Pole Express 2017 Day 10

The photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:

Cochrane heading the North Pole Express .....

Friday, 22 December 2017

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Tuesday on Track

Rob, Steve & Dave listening & looking for a reported air leak on AW No.2

Monday, 18 December 2017

Sunday, 17 December 2017

North Pole Express 2017 Day 8

Ian shunting carriages for the NPE with AW No.2 this morning
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Friday, 15 December 2017


Waggon delivering 30 tons of coal from Merthyr Tydfil

Two Stars

NTM on RSH 38 - but I don't know the date - leave it in a comment

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Various Jobs

Colin & Bill painting the counter in Pontop Canteen
(photos courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Monday, 11 December 2017

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Sunday in the Workshop

The photos below are courtesy of Chris Allen:
Richard & Peter milling the strap base of the spare spring for Twizell

North Pole Express 2017 Day 6

Callum & I approach the signalbox on the empty stock .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Friday, 8 December 2017

NPE Preparation

Ian lighting Cochrane this morning .....

Last Sunday's NPE

The photos below were taken last Sunday, & are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
Twizell approaching Causey car park exit road bridge with the North Pole Express

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Monday, 4 December 2017


The photos below are courtesy of Ian Cowan:
Malcolm drilling Horden's running plate, being advised by Alan & Eric

Sunday, 3 December 2017

North Pole Express 2017 Day 4

Richard reaming a hole for a new roll pin
on Twizell's injector water .....

Saturday, 2 December 2017

North Pole Express 2017 Day 3 Volunteers

Helen, Jean & Jack in Tommy Armstrong's
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Friday, 1 December 2017

Express Prep

Ian clearing snow from the platform at the North Pole

49's Stays

The firebox stays are shown welded in place on the backhead .....
(photo courtesy of John Eastwood at Newton's via Richard Charlton)