Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Today's Stuff

Ian removing the stays which had held the rails to gauge
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Ten Years of Tanfield Railway & This Blog

This TR blog was first published ten years ago today - follow this link to see if you can name the folk shown in the post for 30 June 2011.

John & Graham working on foundations at East Tanfield in June 2011

This subject matter is echoed in recent posts; see the Mission Improbable post of 10 July 2011 to see another recent recurrence.

Every post is available using the calendar near the bottom right of any post.   Or use the search bar to find posts for a given subject, eg Brian, "tea room", 1725, electric, ..... 

Thank you to everyone who now or in the past takes part, contributes, reads or comments.

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Another Pour

Steve, Ian, Ian & Dave spread as Cameron vibrates air out & concrete under the rail

Monday, 28 June 2021

Today, Monday

Discussing finishing & fitting work on HC 38's axleboxes

Last Monday

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Moving the formers to their next location

Sunday, 27 June 2021

Sunday Again

Alex cleaning Horden
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Friday, 25 June 2021

Horden Photo Feature

The photos below are courtesy of Rob Batty of Point and Shoot Photos:
Horden outside MH carriage on Saturday 19 June

TR Guide 1977 Part 4 - The Last Page

Part 4 - The Last Page
(booklet courtesy of Tommy Knox)

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Wednesday Evening Trackwork

The photos below are courtesy of Euan Sharp:
Alex, Aidan, Sean & Oliver preparing to replace sleepers in Causey Woods

Wednesday Work

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon except where stated:
Ian propping one of the shutters further along the pit wall .....

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Another Sunday with Horden

Matthew explaining vacuum brakes to Bobby

Horden in Greenery

Tom & Ben peer from the cab as Horden climbs Causey West Incline last Sunday
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Horden's Back

Ben looking forward as Horden propels No.7
around MH curve onto the Tanfield branch
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Friday, 18 June 2021

A Couple of Jobs

Ian coaling Horden ready for Saturday
(photo courtesy of David Watchman)

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

More Floor

Ian floating the concrete in a doorway
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 14 June 2021

Saturday, 12 June 2021

More Preparation for Today

Sophie sweeping the platform edge at Andrews House
(photo courtesy of Alfie Gascoigne)

Horden Launch

Alex on Horden at East Tanfield

Friday, 11 June 2021


Alfie hoeing out weeds at Andrews House
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Sunday, 6 June 2021

HL No.2 at Embsay

The photos below were taken today at Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, & are courtesy of Antony Walker:

Weekend Extra

Luke's the signalman
(photo courtesy of Steve Harris)

Sunday Service

Dan the guard checking the vacuum brake .....

Saturday, 5 June 2021

49's Trains Today

Dennis watering hanging baskets at Andrews House
(photo courtesy of Alfie Gascoigne)

Friday, 4 June 2021

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Painting & No.2 Goes on Hols

Malcolm painting MH signalbox nameboard .....
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Some of Today's Work

Dennis & Ian levelling an area of floor prior to concreting
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Tuesday, 1 June 2021


The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Terry digging a hole for a fence post .....