Thursday, 20 June 2019

Gala Saturday Again

The photos below were taken on Saturday & are courtesy of Michael Denholm:
Six steamers in front of Marley Hill shed on Saturday morning

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

More Shed Roof

Dave, Dennis & Cameron priming angle from which new trusses will be made

Gala Saturday Again

The photographs below were taken last Saturday & are courtesy of Dave Hewitt
Stewart driving PTR&D No.26 at Causey

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Shed Roof

Ian cutting fixings .....

Gala Friday Reprised

The photos below were taken on Friday & are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
No.12 approaching Causey Crossing

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Gala Saturday

Marley Hill yard, with a lanternless shed
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Friday, 14 June 2019

A Few More from Friday

The photos below are courtesy of John Turnock:
Twizell leaving Andrews House with a mixed train

Gala Friday

Richard grinding rivet heads on Horden's boiler

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Some of Today's Work

Malcolm countersinking rivet holes on Horden's smokebox

Gala Timetables

Paper copies of timetables are available on site on request.

Friday's timetable is below, in both working & passenger forms:


Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Lewin at 2019 Gala

Lewin, on loan from Beamish Museum, will be shunting in Marley Hill yard

Tomorrow's Trains

Sir Cecil A Cochrane, built in Newcastle by RSH in 1948 will haul passenger trains from Andrews House for Sunniside at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, 2.15 pm & 3.35 pm for Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 4.55 pm for Andrews House only.   The timetable is subject to change.
Cochrane leaving Marley Hill in June 2018

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Today at TR

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
On a temporary basis, first 49 .....

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

East Tanfield Signalling

The photos below are courtesy of Geoff Lowe:
Cameron fitting signal wire pulleys at ET

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Roofwork

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
The lantern is fast disappearing

Monday, 3 June 2019

Sunday extra

Photos courtesy of Angela Pickering

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Sunday, 2 June 2019

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Tomorrow's Trains

No.2, built in Newcastle by Hawthorn Leslie in 1911 will haul passenger trains from Andrews House for Sunniside at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, 2.15 pm & 3.35 pm for Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 4.55 pm for Andrews House only.
Steve running No.2 round the train at sylvan Sunniside in June 2018

Friday, 31 May 2019

2019 Gala

The 2019 Legends of Industry Gala takes place on 14, 15 &16 June.   A visiting loco will be former Port Talbot No.26 aka GWR 813 aka Backworth No.12, built by Hudswell Clarke in 1900/1 as works no.555.   This loco previously featured at the TR 2007 gala.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Today's Jobs

Ian sawing tube to extend the East Tanfield ground frame

TR Gala on TV

No.60 loaded at Alnwick ready to travel to the TR 2018 gala
A1 : Britain's Longest Road Series 4 Episode 3 was on BBC1 at 11 am today - featuring No.60 being moved.   There's a total of about 10 mins coverage at 13, 27 & 38 minutes in.   The final scenes are at the gala.

Episode 3 is repeated tomorrow morning on BBC2 at 6.30 am, otherwise it's on BBC iPlayer.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Monday, 27 May 2019

Bank Holiday Monday

Tom on Twizell heading south picking up the token from Peter
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Tomorrow's Trains

Angela & Ian shunting Cochrane & Twizell out of the way .....

Friday, 24 May 2019

Matthew Kirtley Plaque

The plaque unveiled today at Clough Dene, near Kirtley's birthplace

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

At Marley Hill Today

Dave at the top & John holding the ladder .....
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A Few Jobs

Returning plant & equipment from East Tanfield .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 20 May 2019

Workshop Day

Walter measuring for a copper washer for No.2's injector steam valve

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Mining Sunday

Twizell & 49 being prepared outside Marley Hill shed while AW No.2 shunts

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Mining Saturday

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
David filling 49's sight feed lubricator

Trains This Weekend

The ballast waggon being returned to Marley Hill to run in the ride on freight train
- although this particular vehicle is unlikely to carry passengers

Friday, 17 May 2019

Marley Hill Colliery

A comment by a recent visitor led to me checking the shaft caps at Marley Hill Colliery.
Marley Hill downcast shaft cap - the obvious one at the top of the hill above the shed
As a reference, the top of the jib of the crane at the west end of the yard is mid right

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Another Day's Work

Webster's returning Horden's boiler after repair
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

A Sunny Day

Steve, Kevin & Rob clearing the damaged wall at AH water tower