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Friday, 31 January 2020

Cleaning Services RFP

The Tanfield Railway Company LTD

Request for Proposals 

Title: Request for Proposals for Cleaning Services
Description: The Tanfield Railway Company Ltd is seeking proposals from qualified companies to provide general cleaning services in its public facing buildings. The service provider will arrange the cleaning of each of these buildings following each operational day, or prior to the next operational day following all scope requirements.
Closing Date: Friday 7th February 2020 at 5:00pm

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Horden & Track

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Steve dropping off waggons in East Tanfield bay

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Wednesday Work

Jim machining an axlebox for HC 38 using a new bar & tip on the Crowthorn lathe

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Tuesday Trackwork

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Loading old sleepers

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Sunday on Track

The photos below are courtesy of David Watchman:
Beginning to dig out & dismantle Marley Hill yard point, to renew the timbers

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Signalman's Day Out

Chris, Angela, Guy & Ian watching David demonstrate blade detection on an economic point lock

Tomorrow's Trains & NERO

On Sunday, HL No.2 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 to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35pm for Andrews House only.


Antony on No.2 in January 2019

Monday, 20 January 2020

Around Marley Hill

Malcolm making pins for Horden's linkages
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Sunday Begins

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Preparing No.2 for the day's work

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Causey Woods

A work party spent the day at Causey Arch station, in part preparation for the tercentenary replica waggonway on the original 1725 route:
Dennis & Howard removing a fence

Friday, 17 January 2020

Links Checked

I've checked the connections from thelinks page on this TR blog.   This page has over 300 links to websites which I've found of interest, to do with North East England, railways, people, industry, history, etc.

For example, test your knowledge with a NE quiz on the England's North East web.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

A Variety

Jim again milling an axlebox

Causey for 2025 Tercentenary

Another work party will meet at Causey this Saturday 18 January.   Volunteers welcome - please contact Angela (eg by emailing trust @ tanfield-railway) for more information.
Replica waggon at Causey in 1990
For 2025 we aim to recreate the 1725 main & byway at Causey
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne, from TR Flickr
)

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Monday, 13 January 2020

In the Workshop

The photos below are courtesy of Ian Cowan:
Malcolm making another pin

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Saturday, 11 January 2020

A Training Day

The photos below are courtesy of David Watchman:
Matthew giving advice to guards of unfitted trains

Tomorrow's Trains

On Sunday, Cochrane 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 to Causey Arch, Andrews House, Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35pm for Andrews House only.
Angela & Steve exchange tokens as Cochrane passes Marley Hill signalbox in January 2015
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 10 January 2020

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

At Marley Hill

Ian cutting gussets to form a small bucket for the digger

Eric Maxwell (Max)

Max sitting on the running plate of Malleable No.5 in the mid 1970s
(photo from TR Flickr)

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Huntley Film Archives

Today, I came across some of the work of John Huntley (1921-2003), who was, inter alia, a film historian.   He set up the Huntley Film Archives, which continue to give chargeable access to films from the last 100 years.

It is possible to search by category & phrase through films in the archive, and view full screen watermarked, usually silent, versions free of charge.   To do this, click on a film still to start viewing, but pause, right click & save, then open the saved copy in a program such as VLC (freeware).

Some examples of simplified searches by film number are:
Non stop through Newcastle Central in the 1920s - search for 1032863