Thursday, 28 February 2019

At East Tanfield

Bill, Dennis, Cameron, Rob & Colin shovel-packing stone ballast under the off loading siding

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Monday, 25 February 2019


Dennis heating & Will checking that the Tangye big end is at 230C while Brian takes charge

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Sunday Ops

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering, except where stated:
Peter waving his flag at East Tanfield

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Causey Waggonway

David & Angela taking the works train to Causey

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, ex Keighley Gasworks No.2 will haul a passenger train, while ex Redheugh gasworks Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul a goods train (with limited seating for passengers)
No.2 at Causey with a passenger train in February 2018
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 22 February 2019

Last Sunday's Trains

The photos below were taken last Sunday & are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
Cochrane & No.2 being prepared outside Marley Hill shed

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

No.13 Point Maintenance

No.13 point is within the Sunniside - Andrews House token section under the control of Marley Hill signal box.   The crossing timbers under the blades are to be replaced.
Dave removing chair screws with the impact wrench

Monday, 18 February 2019

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Last Sunday's Mixed Train

The photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
No.2 shunting goods vehicles for its mixed train - 
Cochrane will be doing this job tomorrow

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, ex Redheugh gasworks Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul a mixed train, while ex Reyrolle No.2 will haul a two carriage passenger train a la North Sunderland Railway; ie there are two trains carrying passengers. 
Cochrane with a mixed train in February 2016
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 15 February 2019

Some from Today

Ian planning routing of signal cables on the replaced sleeper wall, seen from Gibraltar Bridge

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Some of Today's Work

Bill replacing rotten wood on MH signal box porch .....
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Monday, 11 February 2019

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Last Sunday

Twizell under minor repair in Marley Hill shed .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, ex Keighley gasworks No.2 will haul a mixed train of passenger carriages & goods waggons from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm & 2.15 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
No.2 with a mixed train at Andrews House last Sunday.
Tomorrow's train should have another carriage & no snow.
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Friday, 8 February 2019

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Clearing More Ground

Geoff & Nigel painting signalbox shutters
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Bank Holiday August 1990 - Marley Hill loop in use

From a YouTube video of Marley Hill on 27 August 1990:
Cochrane (with its original boiler) running on the loop between
Tommy's 2nd shop & MH station.   Who are the guard & fireman?

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ground Clearance

Van bodies from chassis donors for our carriages were placed alongside Marley Hill loop 30+ years ago, for temporary storage.   They are being emptied & moved to enable surveying for a new shed.
Steve & Bill attaching chains to a half van body .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 4 February 2019

Monday's Work

Brian working on AW No.2's control gear

Railway Accidents

I received an email from the NRM today, in which they are appealing for transcribers tomorrow, Tuesday 5 February 2019.   The focus of the transcription is accident records & injuries to railway workers.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Sunday with Goods

Callum & David on No.2 heading for Sunniside from Marley Hill with a goods train

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Views of TR

A visitor's YouTube video views of TR earlier this week

Tomorrow's Trains

Stay work on 49's boiler at Newton's in February 2018
Tomorrow, Sunday, 49 will be hauling a mixed (passenger & goods) train leaving Andrews House for Sunniside at 10.30 am, noon, 1.30 & 3 pm.   It leaves East Tanfield for Andrews House at 11.24 am, 12.54 pm, 2.24 pm & 3.54 pm.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Recent History Puzzle

Photo dated 2 July 1992 courtesy of Derek Knott via Andrew Knott
1.  What's happening?
2.  Which people can you identify?
3.  How many & what items around the shot can you spot?
4.  What's due to happen in this area?