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.

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Tomorrow's Trains

Keighley Gasworks No.2 will haul passenger trains from East Tanfield at 10.00 am, 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, 2.15 pm & 3.35 pm to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.

The photos below were taken last Sunday & are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
Matthew on No.2 with a 3 carriage train at Bowes Bridge

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Today's Roof

Looks like Ian has been doing night shift on the forklift - we're waiting for parts

Monday, 24 June 2019

Modern Mainline Machine

Westbound on A194M at White Mare Pool at 4.20 pm
Any idea where this Azuma's going?

A Few from Today

Jim making another drilling template for truss components

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Gala Sunday Photo Finale

The photos below were taken last Sunday & are courtesy of Alex Tyson:

Tomorrow's Trains

No.2, built more than 100 years ago in Newcastle by Hawthorn Leslie for Keighley Gasworks, will haul passenger trains from Andrews House to Sunniside at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, 2.15 pm & 3.35 pm to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 4.55 pm for Andrews House only.
No.2 leaving East Tanfield in June 2018

Friday, 21 June 2019

Purlins

Ian removing purlins which connect trusses & supported roof sheets

Gala Saturday Revisited

The photos below were taken last Saturday & are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
Marley Hill shed yard 1

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Shed Roof Continues

Ian & me on the roof .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

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