Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Saturday, 14 September 2019


Redhills, a meeting base opened in 1915 in Durham City by the Durham Miners' Association from members' subscriptions, is open to the public as part of the 2019 Heritage Open Days.
View from the platform in the Pitman's Parliament at Redhills

TRA Visit to Shildon

Members of the Tanfield Railway Association during today's visit to the NRM at Shildon
(photo courtesy of Aidan Wilson)

Friday, 13 September 2019

Teesside Steel

You may be aware that the trusses of Dorman Long steel which we are replacing on Marley Hill shed were supplied part riveted in the 1930s.   A Teesside foundry, steel fabricator & loco builder featured on this blog in January 2014 was Head Wrightson.    I recently found another of their structures west of Edinburgh:
Builder's plate showing this to be an early structure from Head Wrightson .....

Heritage Open Days

Tanfield Railway is taking part in the nationwide 2019 Heritage Open Days on Sunday 15, Monday 16, Tuesday 17, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September.
Colin adding the Heritage Open Day banners in Marley Hill car park

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Truss Progress

Colin, Steve & Bill work on the penultimate truss while Dave starts the last

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Music at Marley Hill

The photos below are courtesy of Alfie Gascoigne:
Oliver cleaning No.2 for clearing the carriage shed

Tomorrow's Trains

On Sunday, No.2, built over 100 years ago 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.

The photos below feature No.2 in September 2018:
Mark & Chris crewing No.2 at Andrews House

Friday, 6 September 2019

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Today's Work

Colin on Cochrane - as all running locos are moved around to get them under roof cover

Sunday, 1 September 2019