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