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Sunday, 24 November 2019

NPE Day #2

Logan cleaning No.2 this morning
Steve shunting with No.2 .....
..... while signalman Guy mans the Marley Hill carriage shed ground frame
Coaling 49
Euan looking to park another car at East Tanfield .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
.... with Andrew
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Logan ready to hand over the token as No.2 enters East Tanfield
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Callum at the helm as No.2 runs round its train
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Dan chatting with pole goers
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Staying behind
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
No.2 sets off for the pole
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Geoff's ready with the flag as No.2 appears in the distance
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
North Pole arrival with Alan opening doors & a fairy queen on the platform
Callum & Richard replenishing No.2
Peter re-expanding tubes & David helping get Horden's boiler vertical for chimney fitting

Footplate trainee Alex chatting with passed fireman Jonny outside MH shed
Jonny watching, Chris waiting ......
..... for No.2 to arrive at the North Pole with its last train today
49 sets off for the pole
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Oliver tending to his fire at Causey Level Crossing
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
The snowbear swallowing David .....
(photo courtesy of Michael Smith)
...... before heading out onto the NP platform .....
(photo courtesy of Michael Smith)
..... to entertain visitors
(photo courtesy of Michael Smith)
Oliver checking passports at the grotto
(photo courtesy of Michael Smith)
Later, Santa appears relaxed
(photo courtesy of Michael Smith)

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