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

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Weather for Ducts

Kevin & Bill digging to install a duct between buildings at ET
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Friday, 26 October 2018

Ghost Trains This Weekend

The Tanfield Ghost Train runs this Saturday & Sunday; the usual train service is not available.   The Ghost Trains on Saturday are at 10.30 am, noon, 1.30, 3, 4.30 & 6 pm, & on Sunday are at 10.30 am, noon, 1.30, 3 & 4.30 pm.   

Tickets are pre bookable, and at the time of posting are available only for the 10.30, noon & 1.30 trains each day.   For more information & to book, please see the main TR web.
Twizell at the head of a ghost train

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Some Jobs at ET

Bill & Colin painting the car park fence
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

ET Again

The photos below are courtesy of Geoff Lowe, except as stated:
Geoff spot painting ET carriage shed doors

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

At East Tanfield Today

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Rob & Colin found two good sleepers to form a ramp

Monday, 22 October 2018

Marley Hill Monday

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Tom tapping for new underkeep studs on HC No.38

Sunday, 21 October 2018

This Sunday

On Cochrane - Steve the fireman trainer & me driving
(photos courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Last Sunday #2

The photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
At the start of the day

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, on the last day this year of this timetable, ex Redheugh gasworks 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.
Shunting on Friday to position Cochrane at the front of Marley Hill shed

Friday, 19 October 2018

Last Sunday #1

The photos below are courtesy of John Turnock:
Chris on No.2 & Stewart on Cochrane with the goods train at Bowes Bridge

Loco Cleaners

David cleaning Twizell

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Monday, 15 October 2018

Marley Hill Today

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Malcolm showing Peter around the use of a lathe

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Run It Day #1

Visiting Sentinel 8 wheeler at East Tanfield .....
(photo courtesy of Susan Lowe)

Friday, 12 October 2018

Final Prep

Several jobs have been undertaken in readiness for the Run It Weekend:
Matthew & Tom during the big shunt

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Odd Jobs

Rob & Bill removing the mesh from the old crossing gate
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

This \Weekend's Event

Our four working steam locos will be in use both Saturday & Sunday

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

A Few Jobs

Network Rail graduate recruits being shown around TR by Ian

Tanfield Through a Lens

The photos below were taken on Sunday & are courtesy & copyright of the visiting photographer Trudy Kepke:

Monday, 8 October 2018

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Another Sunday

No.2 with today's crew : Logan - cleaner, Ben - trainee fireman, Angela - fireman, Steve - driver

Saturday, 6 October 2018

TR Volunteers Visit the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

This weekend saw a few volunteers from TR visit the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway for their annual Victorian Weekend. 
Geoff, Peter, Antony, Matthew, Andrew, Callum, Mark, Ben, Chris, David and David pose next to Princess at Boston Lodge

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, ex-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 & 3.35 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 4.55 pm for Andrews House only.
No.2 entering Andrews House under Gibraltar Bridge in October 2016

Friday, 5 October 2018

Surveying

Ian taking more reference measurements at East Tanfield

Wednesday, 3 October 2018