Tuesday, 30 November 2021

A Few from Another Day

Ian taking delivery of roof sheets for Marley Hill shed
- to be fitted next spring, together with the trusses behind

Sunday, 28 November 2021

NPE 2021 Day#2

Chris preparing Cochrane on standby, Kyle cleaning Horden

Friday, 26 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Wednesday Daytime

Terry & Ian sanding window cills
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Monday, 22 November 2021

Sunday, 21 November 2021

A Few from Today

Mick & Jim locating some thick walled tube from which to make collars

Saturday, 20 November 2021

An Award for TR

Today (Saturday), Angela & Martin attended an award ceremony on behalf of TR following an invitation from Liz Twist, MP for Blaydon (which includes Marley Hill & Sunniside).   Liz made the award  to Tanfield Railway  In recognition of your outstanding contribution to our community.
Martin showing the framed certificate, on which Liz also writes:
Thank you for all you have done.   You have made a real difference.
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Tommy's Cuttings #4

North Pole Express from 34 years ago
Chester-le-Street Advertiser 19/11/1987

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Thursday's Stuff

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
ITMA - preserving

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Today's Work

Some time today, someone made the 2 millionth view of a page on this blog.   Thank you for your interest, but sorry no prize - I don't know who it was!
Dave preparing sockets

Monday, 15 November 2021

Monday at Marley Hill

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Peter cutting a gauge glass

Heaton History Group

Googling for info about WP Collier, a well-known photographer of Northumberland based in Bellingham, I stumbled upon the Heaton History Group.   This contains some fascinating details of people, industry & invention in Heaton, as in the page where I'd unknowingly searched for Grubb Parsons.

Try skipping over the photographers Thompson, Hart & Collier, then past Armstrong, Parsons &Arup to find out about the theoretical & very practical engineer Gerald Stoney, then read on to find the optical engineers David Brown & David Sinden.

To find articles of interest to you, either click on a word such as Ouseburn in the tag cloud on the right, or use the search box;  eg searching for corn or "Grand Allies" (NB use quotes to surround a phrase) reveals the part played by the Grand Allies in the Newcastle corn riots of 1740.   I'll leave you to find your way around the Heaton History Group.

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Friday, 12 November 2021

Tommy's Cuttings #3

Gibraltar Bridge reconstruction (former designed by Stan Weightman) was an essential part of the Causey & ET extension.   Below are local press cuttings (basic info fed via Derek Charlton) from 12 February 1987 courtesy of Tommy Knox:

Newcastle Journal 12/2/1987

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Some Tasks from Thursday

Peter cleaning up after painting Cochrane's toolbox
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

MH Shed

Ian & Steve re-extending the scaffold on Marley Hill shed
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Loco Prep

David preparing the former for Horden's brick arch
(photo courtesy of Alex Tyson)

Friday, 5 November 2021

Steaming Again

The photos below are courtesy of Alex Tyson:
Graham checking Horden's boiler in steam

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Today around Marley Hill

The photos below are courtesy of Geoff Lowe:
Graham Morris inspecting Horden's front tubeplate
(Graham Morris Engineering Ltd, 07734560802)

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Tuesday's Tasks

Ian removing render from the outside wall of MH shed
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)