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Friday, 31 August 2018

Heritage Open Days 2018

Visitors & volunteers being shown around the workshop
The annual national Heritage Open Days take place from 6-9 & 13-16 September 2018.   Tanfield Railway is taking part on 5 of the 8 days:
  • Sunday      9 September 10 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday 13 September 11 am - 3 pm
  • Friday      14 September 11 am - 3 pm
  • Saturday  15 September 10 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday    16 September 10 am - 4 pm
during which we are offering free talks & tours about the railway.    On Sundays there are the usual steam trains, fares & catering; on other days there are no trains running & only light refreshments available.

More information is available about the Tanfield Railway offering on the Heritage Open Days website.

Email info@tanfield-railway.co.uk if you have a particular request or query.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Operating Days

Public passenger trains will run tomorrow, Thursday, & then Sunday.  Trains will NOT run on Saturday, contrary to previous publications, because the railway has been hired privately.

After this week, trains will run on Sundays & special event days advertised on the main TR web.

At East Tanfield

The photos below are courtesy of Nigel Wheeler:
Steve adding rails to the fence

Wedding Day

Andrew cleaning No.2 before taking up crossing keeper duties

Monday, 27 August 2018

Bank Holiday Monday

Except where noted, the photographs below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Firemen Callum & Luke preparing No.2 & Cochrane

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Friday, 24 August 2018

Bank Holiday Weekend Trains

Tomorrow, Saturday, 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 for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
No.2 passing Bowes Bridge in August 2016

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Thursday Mix

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Colin painting the bridge over Causey car park exit
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Trains Tomorrow, Thursday

Tomorrow, Thursday, Keighley Gasworks 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 for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
No.2 has passed under Gibraltar Bridge in August 2017

Blockwork at ET, Mainly

Dave painting the bridge parapet over Causey car park footpath
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

East Tanfield Platform Surface

We started block paving a section of East Tanfield station today.   This is intended to create an all weather surface in a heavily used area, and reduce dirt being brought into Tommy Armstrong's tea room.
Ian removing the top 100 mm from the existing platform surface .....

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Saturday by Ken

Saturday's Mining Heritage event photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
Twizell assembling its goods train at Marley Hill .....

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