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Sunday, 31 March 2019

Sunday with Twizell

Andrew acting as guard while Ian shunts carriages for today's train

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Hobson Bank Loco Crew

Driver Vic Gascoigne on Bowes Railway No.17, the Hobson Bank loco, in the late 1950s

Tomorrow's Trains

Twizell, built in Newcastle by Robert Stephenson & Co in 1891 for Joicey's Beamish Collieries, 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.
In March 2013, Twizell crosses Causey car park bridge .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 29 March 2019

Coal Drops

We are clearing the coal drops behind Marley Hill shed so the concrete pad can be used for storage of and better access to materials.
Ian clearing some of the detritus which has accumulated on the coal drops .....

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Monday, 25 March 2019

Down the Tanfield Way to the Tyne

In part preparation for our tercentenary, Angela, Ian & I accompanied Jane Hackworth-Young from the S&DR bicentenary team & George Smith on a walk down the Tanfield Way from Marley Hill to Tyne at Redheugh.
1/4 mile north of Sunniside station, the kips are still in place at Pennyfine Road

In the Workshop

Jim working on HC 38's last slide bar

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Tomorrow's Trains

No.2, built in Newcastle by Hawthorn Leslie in 1911 for Keighley Gasworks, 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 for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Mystery fireman & Richard driving No.2 at Marley Hill signalbox in March 2014

Friday, 22 March 2019

No.13's Boiler

The photos below are courtesy of Stewart Waugh:
Loading the boiler of Dunston power station No.13 outside MH shed .....

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Thursday

Jim and Ian working on the grass cutter deck

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Monday, 18 March 2019

Around the Workshop

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Ian salvaging wheels to use as jockey wheels for the ride on mower

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Tomorrow's Trains

No.2, built in Newcastle by Hawthorn Leslie in 1911 for Keighley Gasworks, 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 for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
A builder's plate on No.2

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Two Timbers for No.8

Ian, Bill, Kevin, James & Steve digging out ash ballast around two timbers ....

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Pointwork Preparation

Due to inclement weather this morning, we took the indoor option to check point & signalling parts.   Some of the equipment will be used in the operational development of East Tanfield.
Ian using heat to free a signal pulley

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Causey Waggonway Project - editor's cut with extra posts

The fencing & signage are funded by the Tanfield Railway Association 

Dennis & Ian uncoiling fence wire .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Tomorrow's Trains

Sir Cecil A Cochrane, built in Newcastle by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns during 1948 for Redheugh Gasworks, 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 for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Matthew & Angela on Cochrane arriving at Andrews House in March 2016

Friday, 8 March 2019

Film of NE Colliery Locos

A still from the 1970 film showing Horden at Shotton Colliery 
The YouTube video of Industrial Steam at Shotton Colliery in 1970 features Horden, a loco which we aim to have working on Tanfield Railway 50 years later, in 2020.   Also shown at Shotton is the TR loco Stagshaw.

Featured somewhere in Northumberland (anyone know where?) is Hudswell Clarke No.38, yet another TR loco.   This is followed by No.48 at Backworth, a sister loco of our No.49.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

An Assortment

Dennis setting up a door frame .....
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Monday, 4 March 2019

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Sunday Shots

George on No.2 adding to the clouds while leaving Marley Hill with the empty stock

Saturday, 2 March 2019

More Photos of Last Sunday

The photos below from last Sunday are courtesy of John Turnock:
No.2 enters Andrews House, passing Cochrane at the water tower 

Tomorrow's Trains

No.2, built 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 for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
No.2 entering Causey Arch station on 6 March 2016 

Friday, 1 March 2019

Today at TR

Having added filler, Peter rubbing down the first undercoat on Horden's tank

Sunday with Four Wheelers

The photos below, taken last Sunday, are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
Four six wheelers stand in Marley Hill shed