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, 31 January 2019

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Monday, 28 January 2019

A Few Views in the Workshop

Ian wire brushing Horden's tank prior to painting

A German's Views of TR on a Monday

See the blog post for Monday 30 July 2018 when we had visitors from Saxony, Germany, for whom a special train was run.

Gert Klinger was in the group, and has posted photos and a video on his website, and linked through to Google's 'Tanfield Railway', which should show these links, but I'll give them directly.
Our German visitor recognized superstar qualities
(photo courtesy of Gert Klinger)
See Echtdampf-Gartenbahn / Steam in Scotland / Tanfield Railway for all photos from the day.

View Gert's YouTube video Steam in Scotland from 11:30 to the end 22:38

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Saturday, 26 January 2019

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 for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
HL No.2 making a smoky & steamy start from Marley Hill in January 2014

Friday, 25 January 2019

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Plant Moves

The plant is needed for imminent higher priority planned work around Marley Hill.
AW No.2 heading south .....

Monday, 21 January 2019

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, 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 for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Cochrane passes a snowy Terrace Junction in January 2013

Friday, 18 January 2019

TR 2019 Leaflet

Our 2019 leaflet, with details of running days, timetables, special events & more, is available
at Andrews House & East Tanfield stations & Marley Hill - or see the main TR web 

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

East Tanfield Offloading Siding

Ian digging out the end of the excavation for ET offloading siding .....

Monday, 14 January 2019

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, 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 for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Cochrane with an audience at Causey in January 2014

Thursday, 10 January 2019

A Few Jobs on Thursday

Bill & Colin clearing Christmas from East Tanfield .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

ET Offloading Siding

The photos below, except where noted, are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Steve slinging a concrete sleepered 85 lb/yd FB track panel .....

Monday, 7 January 2019

Mainly Workshop

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
David working on ops department admin

Sunday, 6 January 2019

First Runnng Day of 2019

Tom watching Jim set up a coupling rod from HC No.38 on the miller

Saturday, 5 January 2019

South Shields Stations

In the 1830s two mineral railway companies connected the Tanfield area to industry in, & export from, South Shields.   They also built the first passenger railway stations in the borough, which are included below with all railway stations in South Shields of which I'm aware.   Read "The Railways of South Shieldsby Neil Sinclair & Ian Carr for more info.
The first railway into Shields was the Stanhope & Tyne Railroad in the 1830s.   They were more interested in shipping coal, lime & minerals via the drops shown mid left on this 1855 OS map.  The S&TR had a passenger station off Salem Street (shown at the NE end of Thames Street), but I think this predates most photography.   Incidentally, the Waggon Building Shed is the site of the imminent Nexus training centre.
(OS Map segment courtesy of the National Library of Scotland)

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, on the first running day of 2019, 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 for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Antony & David on Cochrane at Andrews House station in January 2018

Friday, 4 January 2019

Today at TR

John digging another trench alongside
the Andrews House Colliery branch

Thursday, 3 January 2019

A Few Jobs

Angela removing No.2's pressure gauge as an anti frost measure

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

South Shields Low Station

Is anyone able to assist with a photograph of South Shields Low Station?   This was the Brandling Junction station above the HCC tunnel to Harton Low Staiths, near S/S market place,  across Station Road from St Hilda Colliery (now an ASDA).   Some Low Station buildings were still in use in the 1980s as a car repair garage.
South Shields Low Station headshunt was above the wall with the dome mirror
(incidentally La Strada nightclub was in the small site in front of the mirror)