Did you know?   Marley Hill Colliery opened & closed twice, so we have two railways at Marley Hill.   From the early 1700s until closure in 1815 the Tanfield Waggonway conveyed its coal.   Reopened in 1841 & closed in 1983, the Bowes Railway carried its produce.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Roof Prep & More

Ian & Dave moving some of the steel which has arrived to make trusses .....

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Up On the Roof

Dave adding pieces to the SE side of Marley Hill shed roof

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Centred on Andrews House

The photos below are courtesy of Euan Sharp:
Chris checking the status of the fire

Friday, 16 August 2019

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday, Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul passenger trains from Andrews House to Sunniside at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, & 2.15 pm to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Matthew cleaning Cochrane in August 2012

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Thursday at East Tanfield

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Mark & Steve bringing the 2 carriage first train of the day into East Tanfield

Marley Hill Shed Roof & More

Jim using the radial arm drill on more gussets

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Congratulations .....

..... to Jonny, who is now a passed fireman at Tanfield;
coincidentally, he was passed as a metro depot driver today by Tom

Roof & Lineside

Ian sawing roofing materials

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Monday, 12 August 2019

Today's Work at Marley Hill

Eric, Dave, Malcolm & the waggon driver handling picnic tables from Andrews House
- where new tables funded by the Tanfield Railway Association have been installed

Saturday, 10 August 2019

End of the Day at Andrews House

Alfie using Hetty on the floor
(photo courtesy of Michael Smith)

Trains This Weekend

Sir Cecil A Cochrane will today haul passenger trains from Andrews House to Sunniside at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, & 2.15 pm to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Cochrane approaching Causey Level Crossing on a wet day in August 2012

Friday, 9 August 2019

A Wet Morning

Ian measuring for a temporary top purlin & sheeting

Tanfield Article

Bowes & Tanfield Railway feature in next month's
Today's Railways, which is available from Monday

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

A Wet Day

Steve & Colin handling pieces of old roof sheeting .....

Monday, 5 August 2019

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Around Tanfield Railway Today

No.2 heading out from Marley Hill with  empty stock .....
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Saturday Train Operation

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Chris oiling No.2 at the start of the day

Trains This Weekend

No.2, built over 100 years ago in Newcastle by Hawthorn Leslie for Keighley gasworks, will today haul passenger trains from Andrews House to Sunniside at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, & 2.15 pm to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Angela on No.2, about to pass over the footpath bridge at Causey car park in August 2018

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Roof Purlins on Marley Hill Shed

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Geoff & Colin placing a purlin .....

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

More Trusses

The photos below are courtesy of Nigel Wheeler:
Ian checking the temporary steel purlins

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

A Tale of Two Trusses

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Colin bolting purlin support brackets to truss #5

Monday, 29 July 2019

Today's Events

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Callum painting truss components

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Trains on a wet Saturday

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Cochrane approaching East Tanfield .....

Trains This Weekend

Tomorrow is the second Saturday of the school summer holidays.   Sir Cecil A. Cochrane, built over 70 years ago in Newcastle by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns for Redheugh gasworks, will haul passenger trains from Andrews House to Sunniside at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, & 2.15 pm to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Angela taking Cochrane onto the train at Sunniside in July 2018

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Back to the Roof

Removing the sheeting from another bay of Marley Hill shed
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 22 July 2019

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Friday, 19 July 2019

Trains This Weekend

Tomorrow is the first Saturday of running during the school summer holidays.   Twizell, built nearly 130 years ago in Newcastle by Robert Stephenson & Co., will haul passenger trains from Andrews House to Sunniside at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, & 2.15 pm to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Twizell arriving at Andrews House in July 2018

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Today's Business

Martin & a Common Room volunteer setting up the exhibition at East Tanfield

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019

Mary

Mary Knox - our first commercial manager and North Pole Express stalwart - photos from Flickr
On the train

A Few from Today

Eric & Malcolm filling holes in the bridleway

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Sunday Extra

Oiling detection on No.8 point this morning
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Today's Train

Mark, David & Steve taking No.2 to East Tanfield to pick up the train

Rivetting

With increased air pressure, rivetting restarted this morning on Horden's smokebox door ring:
Jonny & Richard on top with Chris holding up underneath

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Platework

The photos below are courtesy of Alex Tyson:
Bobby grinding back to good metal on a 21T hopper .....

Tomorrow's Trains

Hauled by No.2, the first train leaves East Tanfield at 10.00 am.  Subsequent trains leave East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, 2.15 pm & the last at 3.35 pm, calling at Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.
David & George on No.2 at Causey in July 2014, but .....