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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

More Trusses

The photos below are courtesy of Nigel Wheeler:
Ian checking the temporary steel purlins

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

A Tale of Two Trusses

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Colin bolting purlin support brackets to truss #5

Monday, 29 July 2019

Today's Events

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Callum painting truss components

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Trains on a wet Saturday

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Cochrane approaching East Tanfield .....

Trains This Weekend

Tomorrow is the second Saturday of the school summer holidays.   Sir Cecil A. Cochrane, built over 70 years ago in Newcastle by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns for Redheugh 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 to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Angela taking Cochrane onto the train at Sunniside in July 2018

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Back to the Roof

Removing the sheeting from another bay of Marley Hill shed
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 22 July 2019

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Friday, 19 July 2019

Trains This Weekend

Tomorrow is the first Saturday of running during the school summer holidays.   Twizell, built nearly 130 years ago in Newcastle by Robert Stephenson & Co., 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 to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Twizell arriving at Andrews House in July 2018

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Today's Business

Martin & a Common Room volunteer setting up the exhibition at East Tanfield

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019

Mary

Mary Knox - our first commercial manager and North Pole Express stalwart - photos from Flickr
On the train

A Few from Today

Eric & Malcolm filling holes in the bridleway

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Sunday Extra

Oiling detection on No.8 point this morning
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Today's Train

Mark, David & Steve taking No.2 to East Tanfield to pick up the train

Rivetting

With increased air pressure, rivetting restarted this morning on Horden's smokebox door ring:
Jonny & Richard on top with Chris holding up underneath

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Platework

The photos below are courtesy of Alex Tyson:
Bobby grinding back to good metal on a 21T hopper .....

Tomorrow's Trains

Hauled by No.2, the first train leaves East Tanfield at 10.00 am.  Subsequent trains leave East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.55 pm, 2.15 pm & the last at 3.35 pm, calling at Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.
David & George on No.2 at Causey in July 2014, but .....

Monday, 8 July 2019

Another Monday

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
The Towne engineer painting newly-inspected shackles YELLOW 

Saturday, 6 July 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.  (Note that this week, the first train starts at East Tanfield, & the last train terminates there.)
No.2 arriving at Andrews House in July 2017

Friday, 5 July 2019

Thursday, 4 July 2019

MH Roof & ET Wall

Below, Marley Hill photos are courtesy of Dave Dixon; East Tanfield display wall photos are courtesy of Geoff Lowe
Ian removing the last purlin tying a truss in the first half of the roof

Wednesday, 3 July 2019