Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Back to Sunniside

Kevin, Dave & Steve packing ballast at sleeper ends after we've slewed the crossing

Monday, 28 September 2020

In the Workshop

Malcolm doing some filing
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Saturday around TR

Oliver making his way to East Tanfield with the equipment for the day (photo D.Reed)

Friday, 25 September 2020

Houghall Colliery

Capped pit shaft of Houghall Colliery - there are several interpretation boards around

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Sunniside Trackwork

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon (except as stated): 
Colin cutting a closure rail

Monday, 21 September 2020

Monday Work

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering
Dennis working on pipework for Horden

Henry Pease

Statue of Henry Pease

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

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    

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

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

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