Sunday, 28 February 2021

IRS Puzzles

The Industrial Railway Society publishes photos of locos for which it has no detail, & asks for information about each loco, location & photo. Can you give information on any of the following?
A long boilered 0-6-0ST

Friday, 26 February 2021

Waggonway No.17 1983

Includes track from  Cocklakes; carriage histories; loco list; Tanfield Branch rules; wooden sleepers
(copies of magazine No.17 courtesy of Alan Thompson & Andrew Beevers)

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Monday, 22 February 2021

Sunday, 21 February 2021


Bob painting the PMV .....
(photo courtesy of Alfie Gascoigne)

Friday, 19 February 2021


Horden outside MH shed being steamed this morning .....
(photo courtesy of Peter Weightman)

Waggonway No.16 1983

No.16 is a rare short collectors item, with no photos - this copy courtesy of Andrew Beevers

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Monday, 15 February 2021

Today's Variety

  1. Dennis & Brian getting heat  .....
    (photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Clearing Andrews House

Susan, Dorothy & John collecting grotto decorations etc on Andrews House platform
(photo courtesy of Martin O'Neill)

Friday, 12 February 2021

Friday at TR

The photos below are courtesy of Peter Weightman:
JIm making a pipe fitting for Horden's steam brake

Waggonway No.15 Autumn 1982

Sunniside opening, more photos, Les Charlton on loco variety, Cocklakes

Thursday, 11 February 2021

More Welcome

Geoff treating woodwork for the welcome building
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Monday, 8 February 2021

Sunday, 7 February 2021

The Sentinel

Our Sentinel loco 9559 of 1953 arrived at Marley Hill as No.4 along with No.3 from RY Pickering in 1979.   Sentinels of post WWII design competed with diesels for economy of fuel, manning & maintenance, with rapid steaming.   Locally, 100hp Sentinels worked at Stella power station, Shorts Sunderland shipyard, & sister loco 9558 at Armstrongs, Jarrow.   There were 200hp Sentinels at Derwenthaugh & Seaham.
Pictured is similar Sentinel steamer 9536 as rebuilt, not 9559.
9559 was built for Rugby Portland Cement at Totternhoe in 1953,
moving to their New Bilton plant in September 1964,
& to the dealer Thomas Hill in April 1967.
(The extract above is from the IRS bulletin no.1000 of 2017.)

Friday, 5 February 2021

Waggonway No.14 Summer 1982

Sunniside, fares, carriages, Consett fireless, colliery tender locos, gauges & ballast, Irwell

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Welcome Building Progress

Steve & Dennis stacking materials for the welcome buiding
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Snowy Day Work

Marley Hill yard this morning
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)