Did you know? Tanfield Railway uses semi smokeless coal from Ffos-y-fran opencast mine at Merthyr Tydfil

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Coal Train Sunday

Tom oiling Cochrane
The coal train crew converse
Matthew the guard looks out as Cochrane propels round Marley Hill curve
View from the guard's van passing Logan on Causey Level Crossing
Picking up more empties from Causey bay platform .....
..... before continuing to East Tanfield
Later, returning north past Causey Bridge End Farm, atop the Causey Embankment
Steve driving No.2 south with the passenger train ......
..... & chatting to passengers at Andrews House
In Marley Hill workshop, Jim turning pins for Horden
Chris fitting retaining Allen bolts to Horden's cotters
Jonny & David working on Horden's mechanical lubrication pump
Later, Chris & Ben testing & bleeding the oil lines
Welding & dressing off inside Horden's boiler

The welder & Richard chatting about Horden's boilerwork
David & Jonny cleaning Horden's oil pots
At East Tanfield, Callum sets the road for No.2 to exit the run round loop
Ian dropping ballast to complete the excavation for the track into the new carriage shed
Euan waves his train away from Causey Arch
Steve bringing the passenger train under Gibraltar Bridge .....
..... & picking up the Sunniside token from Guy
Tom using a morticer in making carriage droplights
Stewart working on the platform trolley
Oliver & Alex removing hinge parts from carriage 456

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