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.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Train Operations +

Peter, Richard & Ian working on Horden's boiler
Steve shunting the 4 wheelers ......
..... to be able to get coal to No.49
Peter shunting carriages from the 5 road shed .....
..... to Marley Hill platform
Steve relinquishing the token while propelling the empty stock into Andrews House
Jim cutting additional straps for MH shed roof
Ian working on the apex
Bobby making parts for a hopper waggon
Steve checking No.49 while running round at east Tanfield
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Jonny waiting to depart
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Dan keeping an eye out as the train ......
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
..... leaves East Tanfield
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Steve putting some water in the tank
Sean & Elise setting up the afternoon teas
Tommy drying dishes afterwards

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