Saturday, 18 August 2018

Official Launch of 49 & A15

At lunch time today, No.49 & the NER bogie carriage presented as Ashington Colliery A15 were officially launched into traffic at East Tanfield.
John Grundy warming up for the TV

Signalman's Views

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Twizell approaching in Marley Hill headshunt - ie along the P&JR

Friday, 17 August 2018

Trains This Weekend

This weekend has a Mining Heritage theme.

Tomorrow, Saturday, No.49 will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.24 am, 1.18 pm, 2.44 pm & 4.14 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 5.29 pm for Andrews House only.
No.49 at East Tanfield on running in trials last month

Waggon Swap

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
At Causey, shunting waggons .....

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

East Tanfield Work

The photos below are courtesy of Nigel Wheeler:
Geoff, Steve, Colin, George ......

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Monday, 13 August 2018

Friday, 10 August 2018

Trains This Weekend

Tomorrow, Saturday, Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm & 2.15 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Cochrane at Andrews House viewed through Gibraltar Bridge in August 2012

Tank

The water tank to be installed at East Tanfield

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

ET Carriage Shed

Mainly work on the doors of the carriage shed at East Tanfield today:
Bill & Rob working on closing the gap at the side of the platform

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Sunday at TR

Richard checking the tannins level in Cochrane's boiler water

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Saturday at TR

The photos below are courtesy of David Watchman:
Chris oils Cochrane at the start of the day

Trains This Weekend

Today, Saturday, Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm & 2.15 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Cochrane at East Tanfield in August 2017

Friday, 3 August 2018

Amber Films Collection

Amber Films have online collections of photos & film excerpts which feature people, places, industry, events, history, work & everyday life around NE England.   There are a handful of examples below:
Building the Tyne Bridge 

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Other Work

Colin & Bill painting the water tank legs at East Tanfield
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Trains Today

Earlier, driver, fireman, footplate trainee, guard, duty officer & signalman chat beside Cochrane

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

East Tanfield Carriage Shed Work

View from the works train loco passing under Gibraltar Bridge - the metalwork is heading for ET

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Monday, 30 July 2018

A Day of Two Halves

Alan, Jim & Dave watch Peter demo their work target on Horden .....

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Saturday Trains

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Guy exchanging tokens with David .....

Friday, 27 July 2018

This Weekend's Trains

Tomorrow, Saturday, Twizell will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm & 2.15 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Alan is ready with the token as Twizell passes Marley Hill signalbox in July 2013

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Thursday around Trains

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Henry & David preparing Cochrane this morning

Thursday at Tanfield

Colin & Rob doing extra nailing & screwing of the new platform
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Wednesday Work

Bill & George ......
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Thursday, Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm & 2.15 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.

Full timetable available via Plan a Visit / Calendar on www.tanfield-railway.co.uk
Cochrane heading for Sunniside in July 2017

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Tuesday on Boards

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Rob marking .....

Durham Tourism Superstar 2018

The photos below are courtesy of David Watchman:
The Tanfield contingent prepare for the award ceremony - Angela is our candidate

Monday, 23 July 2018

Monday

The photos below, taken on Monday, are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Dennis making a blanking plate for Horden's boiler

Sunday, 22 July 2018

49's Out

Logan cleaning 49 this morning

Dave Hewitt's Gala Sunday Morning

The photos below, taken at the gala on Sunday 17 June, are courtesy of Dave Hewitt:
No.60 heading for Sunniside with the goods

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, No.49 will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm & 3.35 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 4.55 pm for Andrews House only.

Full timetable available via Plan a Visit / Calendar on www.tanfield-railway.co.uk
No.49 passing Bowes Bridge on trials the Sunday before last
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Friday, 20 July 2018

Dave Hewitt's Gala Friday Evening

The photos below, taken at the photographic evening of Friday 15 June, are courtesy of Dave Hewitt:
The view on the walk down to Marley Hill shed - No.2 on the Andrews House Colliery branch, austerities No.49 & Gamma dead on the Marley |Hill shed roads, No.60 & Twizell beyond

Friday / Birthday

Ian & John checking the crane

Thursday, 19 July 2018

More Floor

Dave continuing to fit floorboards to the platform in East Tanfield carriage shed

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

More ETCS

George removing a protrusion from the entrance doorway cill

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Today's Train Crew

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering: 

Ben & Logan cleaning No.2

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, HL No.2 will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm & 3.35 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 4.55 pm for Andrews House only.

The timetable may be changed due to temporary speed restrictions to reduce lineside fire risk.   At East Tanfield, the main platform & loop are back in operation.

Full timetable available via Plan a Visit / Calendar on www.tanfield-railway.co.uk

Chris & David on No.2 descending Causey East Incline in July 2016

Friday, 13 July 2018

Thursday, 12 July 2018