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

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Sunday Stuff

Steve shunting with No.2 this morning
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Today at Marley Hill

The photos below are courtesy of David Watchman:
David adding lining to a sandbox on Horden

No.6's Boiler

Renishaw Ironworks No.6's boiler standing upright to facilitate rivetting
of the front tubeplate in McEwen's boilerworks at Keighley
(photo courtesy of Alasdair McEwen)

Tomorrow's Trains

No.2, built in Newcastle by Hawthorn Leslie in 1911 for Keighley Gasworks & having returned yesterday from a jaunt to the Foxfield Railway, 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.
No.2 passes No.1 signal & heads into Andrews House in May 2018

Friday, 10 May 2019

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Work Continues

No.2 being returned from Foxfield by HP Thompson's of Pelton

Dunston Power Station No.13

The photos below are courtesy of Stewart Waugh:
No.13 after arrival at Preston Docks on Wednesday

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Bob Hedley

Setting girders to rebuild Houghwell Bridge, May 2013

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Monday, 6 May 2019

May Day

Ian checking the safety valve gasket as Twizell raises steam
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

No.2 at Foxfield

Antony & Matthew pose today with HL No.2 & Foxfield staff
- the loco is due to return to Tanfield in the next few days
(photo courtesy of Antony Walker)

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Tanfield Today

David returning the token while propelling the empty stock into Andrews House

Henry at Foxfield with No.2

The photos below are courtesy of Antony Walker:
Henry's been polishing

Saturday, 4 May 2019

More of No.2 at Foxfield

Today's photos of HL No.2's visit to Foxfield are courtesy of Matthew Pickering (MP), Antony Walker (AW) & Ben Wilson (BW):
(photos : MP)

Tomorrow's Trains

Twizell, built in Newcastle by Robert Stephenson & Co in 1891 for Joicey's Beamish Railway, 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 May 2018, Twizell is taking AW No.2 with the train .....

Friday, 3 May 2019

No.2 at Foxfield

The photos below are courtesy of Antony Walker:
No.2 outside the shed at Foxfield

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Mainly Marley Hill

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon except where stated:
Geoff continues to clean ET carriage shed floor