Did you know? The first new coking plant following nationalisation opened in Fishburn on 18 June 1954.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

BH Saturday

Group Ops chat at the start of the day

Trains This Weekend

Today, Saturday, 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.   AW No.2 will be the pilot loco at East Tanfield.
No.2 leaving Andrews House last month

Friday, 25 May 2018

CEGB No.15

CEGB No.15 (RSH 7063 / 1942) will feature at the 2018 TR gala

Coal

A tidy coal bay at Andrews House ready to receive .....

Monday, 21 May 2018

Monday Mix

Dennis working on the door frames for ET
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, 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 & 3.35 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 4.55 pm for Andrews House only.   AW No.2 will be the pilot loco at East Tanfield.
Cochrane coming off its train at ET last Sunday
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Monday, 14 May 2018

Crane Trip

Views from the Husky propelling the crane through the beautiful Causey Woods
Why?  Where to?  See Tuesday's post later .....
(photos Courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Monday at Marley Hill

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Malcolm following our guiding principles

Saltburn Miniature Railway

Bob charging Blacklock R - the SMR's steam loco - with compressed air,
to move it back into the shed following maintenance work
Saltburn Miniature Railway is a 15" gauge line which runs from the seaside to a wooded gorge.

See the TR blog post for 30 July 2016 about Railways in Saltburn, most of which still exist - although the cliff lift is currently undergoing refurbishment.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Sunday Mixture

Logan & I prepare Cochrane at the start of the day
(photos courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Saturday on 49

Jonny drilling smokebox sides for tank support brackets
(photo courtesy of Richard Charlton)

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, 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 & 3.35 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 4.55 pm for Andrews House only.   AW No.2 will be the pilot loco at East Tanfield.

The photos below were taken on Monday, & are courtesy of Dave Hewitt:
Guy hands the Sunniside token to Angela on Cochrane

Friday, 11 May 2018

Friday on 49

The photos below are courtesy of Antony Walker, except as noted**
49 this morning, with boiler lagged & in the frames

Lambton No.60

Lambton No.60 (HE 3686 / 1948) will feature at the TR 2018 gala

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Thursday at Marley Hill

Cladding 49's boiler - photos courtesy of David Watchman & Richard Charlton
Steve & Jonny fitting a cladding sheet over the insulation

Thursday at East Tanfield

Brickwork & preparation for concreting - photos courtesy of Dave Dixon
Rob cutting mesh ready for concreting

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Wednesday

East Tanfield trackwork photos courtesy of Ian Cowan ; painting Andrews House by Geoff Lowe 

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Tuesday at Marley Hill

Refitting the Ash pan to 49's boiler, & the boiler in the frames - photos courtesy of Ian Cowan & Jonny Charlton

Tuesday at East Tanfield

Setting up shuttering for concreting the main platform - photos courtesy of Dave Dixon

Monday, 7 May 2018

Monday

Jonny & David lagging 49's boiler - to be lifted into the frames tomorrow
(photo courtesy of Richard Charlton) 

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Sunday Mix

David, David & Antony preparing Twizell
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Saturday, 5 May 2018

East Tanfield Pilot

This morning, Henry sets a high presentational standard with ex-Reyrolles No.2
- which is on the back of the service train for the trip to ET
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Trains this Bank Holiday weekend

Today, Saturday, trains hauled by 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 & 3.35 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 4.55 pm for Andrews House only.
Cochrane passing Marley Hill signalbox in May 2017

Friday, 4 May 2018

Arty History

Currently, there are some interesting arty history programmes from the series Civilisation Stories available on BBC iPlayer:
The Art of Mining - largely based in Yorkshire

Thursday, 3 May 2018

At Marley Hill Today

Dave mowing the grassy knoll overlooking the signalbox
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

East Tanfield Again

Ian continuing to clear the platform ready for casting concrete

Tuesday, 1 May 2018