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Sunday, 1 December 2019

NPE Day #4

Antony aiming to add an oily rag to liven up 49's fire
Ian preparing Cochrane
Jim in MH workshop, welding a bracket
Alex & Antony taking Cochrane off MH shed .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)
..... to pick up the empty stock
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)
In East Tanfield carriage shed, visitors view ......
..... visiting farm animals
Dorothy, Martin, Nigel & Susan ready in East Tanfield shop
Passengers beginning to board today's first North Pole Express
Antony looks back as Ian eases away to run Cochrane round the train
The Express passes Causey Level Crossing
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)
Staff wait pensively for the rush on the Pole
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Dave, Ian, Catherine, Peter & Bob's shadow at the Pole
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Colin takes photos of visitors in the sleigh
David & Geoff at Causey Level Crossing
Guy taking the token from Alex on entry to East Tanfield .....
..... where passengers eagerly await their train
Frank & Alan watch Cochrane run round its train at the North Pole
(photo courtesy of Michael Smith)
Geoff, Harvey & Tommy serving in the North Pole tearoom
(photo courtesy of Michael Smith)
Tommy in the centre with Michael on his left at the till
Henry waits on No.49 to take over from Cochrane on the Express
(photo courtesy of Michael Smith)
Later, 49 arriving at the North Pole
Santa with elf

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