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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Easter Saturday

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
David driving No.2 past Marley Hill signalbox .....

Friday, 30 March 2018

Good Friday Ops

Driver Chris taking HL No2 on to the train at Marley Hill

Trains This Weekend

Trains from 10.30am each day - hauled by HL No.2 on Good Friday & Saturday, HL No.2 & Twizell on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday.  See the main TR web for full details.   Normal fares apply.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

East Tanfield Carriage Shed

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:

Colin.Bill & Rob moving blocks nearer to the shed

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Fitting a Point Motor at East Tanfield

Kevin at the crossing gates as we take point motors to East Tanfield

Sunderland Community Lectures


There are often free public lectures at the University of Sunderland.   Coming soon is the 2018 Tall Ships Summer Series, brought to you by the University of Sunderland, Workers' Educational Association (WEA), Wearside U3A, Wearside Field Club, Sunderland Heritage Forum & Friends of Sunderland Museums.   See Wearside U3A for details.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

49's Boiler

The photos below are courtesy of Richard Charlton:
49's new smokebox is slung .....

Sparks

Today was spent producing parts for construction of the platform within the carriage shed East Tanfield:
Bill cutting reinforcement

Monday, 26 March 2018

Monday Work

The photos below are courtesy of Ian Cowan:
Peter filing a bracket for Horden

Saturday, 24 March 2018

TR Volunteers at Ribble Today

Stewart, Andrew, Chris & David look at a petrol loco formerly used at Ford paper mill
(photo courtesy of Mark Pearce)

Tomorrow's Trains

British Summer Time begins on Sunday, which is the first day of the summer timetable at Tanfield Railway.   Sir Cecil A Cochrane will head 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.
Cochrane propelling the empty stock around Marley Hill curve in March 2014

Friday, 23 March 2018

Viva Talbot

In Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) there is a display of prints from woodcuts made by Viva Talbot.   Viva was the daughter of Benjamin Talbot, managing director of both the Cargo Fleet Iron Company and the South Durham Steel and Iron Company.   She made the prints in the 1930s as an untrained but clearly talented artist who had special access to her father’s industry.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

An End of a Line

David clearing the floor of Marley Hill carriage shed this morning

Monday, 19 March 2018

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Durham Pals at TR

The photos below are courtesy of Rob Langham:
Durham Pals waiting for a train at Andrews House

Sunday Steamers

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Twizell raising steam

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Saturday Shots

Twizell heads out of Marley Hill with the empty stock
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

WW1 Saturday

Driver Chris and Solider Rob happy despite the cold conditions.

WWI Weekend

Trains run both Saturday & Sunday on this Great War Weekend at Tanfield Railway.

On Saturday, Twizell will head 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.
Twizell in Causey Woods in March 2016

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Various

Brian & Peter discussing fitting oilers for Horden's slide bars

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Trains this Mothering Sunday

Tomorrow is the Mothering Sunday event - sorry, all cake trains are fully booked.

Twizell will head passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter 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.
Twizell viewed from its train on Engine Curve in March 2016

Friday, 9 March 2018

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A Day at East Tanfield

Geoff & Malcolm disassembling a point motor bound for East Tanfield

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Odd Jobs

Houghwell Burn in spate under our railway bridge
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Monday, 5 March 2018

Workshop

Jim completing his work on Horden's reverser weighshaft

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Trains Last Sunday

The photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
No.2 emerges from Marley Hill shed

A Few Jobs this Sunday

Ian clearing a way for the contractors to continue work on the carriage shed at East Tanfield

Saturday, 3 March 2018

From Our East Tanfield Correspondent

Antony Walker and his dog Alfie sent these photos taken today:
Alfie on the platform which we cleared earlier

Tomorrow - No Trains

An early view of Tanfield Railway ......

Friday, 2 March 2018

Snow, Mainly

The A6076 is closed between Sunniside & Kip Hill - the X31 driver said by 12 foot drifts

Murder Mystery

Last summer, the BBC filmed part of an episode of Murder, Mystery & My Family at Andrews House - see the TR blog post for 21 July 2017 for more

Alan chatting with the featured descendant
(photo courtesy of David Watchman)