Tanfield Railway shows 1920-1950 on an industrial/minor railway, featuring items built/used in NE England.

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Sunday, 20 September 2020

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Saturday at Tanfield

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering except where noted:
Euan & David conversing in PPE at East Tanfield

Local Advert

Lamp post banner now in Stanley High Street
(photo courtesy of  Angela Pickering)

Today's & Tomorrow's Trains

Covid restrictions & precautions are in place.  Prebooked compartments are available on trains running from East Tanfield to Andrews House only - see  www.tanfield-railway.co.uk    

The line from Andrews House to Sunniside & Sunniside station are not in use.   Marley Hill site, car park, & access on foot to Andrews House are not available.

Trains don't stop at Causey Arch - but you can combine a journey with refreshments at East Tanfield & a wonderful walk to take in the impressive sight of Causey Arch of 1727, the world's oldest railway bridge.

Friday, 18 September 2020

Friday Features

Richard & Peter discussing .....
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Minor Railway Construction

The photos below are courtesy of Neville Whaler:
Contractors' trains at Andrews House c1988, while sorting materials - plant: Sambron forklift, Beamish crane, Derwenthaugh flats, Jones crane, Husky, welder on Shields pier bogie, Westoe wire waggon

Thursday, 17 September 2020

At Causey Today

Ian outlining today's work at Causey, clearing more of the waggonway trackbed for 2025

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Monday, 14 September 2020

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Sunday Trains

Trainee crossing keeper Bobby chatting with Geoff .....

Heritage Open Days 2020

Mark enthusing about carriage 456 & woodwork in the HOD 2020 YouTube video
(still from video by Dave Dixon)
Tanfield Railway is celebrating Heritage Open Days 2020 on 13, 19 & 20 September with history walks from East Tanfield to Causey, bookable on line with very limited places available - sorry!   

Dave Dixon has produced a video especially to run alongside the walks to showcase our work at Marley Hill, which is currently closed to the public.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Clearing Bowes Bridge

The photos below are courtesy of Euan Sharp:
David felling a sapling at Bowes Bridge

Tomorrow's Trains

Covid restrictions & precautions are in place.  Prebooked compartments are available on trains running from East Tanfield to Andrews House only - see  www.tanfield-railway.co.uk    

The line from Andrews House to Sunniside & Sunniside station are not in use.   Marley Hill site, car park, & access on foot to Andrews House are not available.

Trains don't stop at Causey Arch - but you can combine a journey with refreshments at East Tanfield & a wonderful walk to take in the impressive sight of Causey Arch of 1727, the world's oldest railway bridge.

Friday, 11 September 2020

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Sunniside Pointwork

Geoff painting Boyd's farm gates
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Monday, 7 September 2020

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Trains Today

The photos below are courtesy of John Turnock:
David taking No.2 & its train up Causey West Incline

No Trains Today

Seen through a chapel window, where's this distant terminus?

Thursday, 3 September 2020

More Tidying of Marley Hill

Dennis, Steve, Cameron & Ian sorting wooden track keys .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

At Marley Hill Today

Steve & Dave splitting the point ready for lifting & transport to Sunniside

Monday, 31 August 2020

BH Monday Extra

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Jonny & Tom watering No.2 .....

BH Monday

No.2 leaving East Tanfield - note the carriage shed at mid left
(photo courtesy of Brian Carter)

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Thursday Tasks

Geoff priming mounting boards for a sign at East Tanfield ......
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Rainy Tuesday

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Ian repairing parts for his lawn mower

Monday, 24 August 2020

Today at Marley Hill

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Brian working on Horden's pipes

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Building Sunniside Point

Ian emptying the foliage returned from Sunniside yesterday
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Tuesday Trackwork

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon
Steve, Colin & Ian working on the replacement point for Sunniside

Monday, 17 August 2020

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

At TR Today

Geoff & Nigel painting the railings at East Tanfield
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Around TR Today

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Dennis spacing timbers for the replacement Sunniside point .....

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Sunday Stuff

Andrew cleaning carriages at East Tanfield
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Friday, 7 August 2020

The Great Fire of Gateshead

The great fire of Gateshead (& Newcastle) quayside happened in 1854.   In this year Marley Hill shed was in use, & Tanfield coal was being shipped from the Gateshead quay area.

A contemporary view of the fire

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Tuesday's Tasks

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Clearing surplus & rotten sleepers retrieved following Causey work from the flat waggon .....