Wednesday, 29 June 2022

More Shed Work

Cameron splitting an anchor for blocks on the water table

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Gable Table

The main job of today was to refit the water table on top of the back gable wall of Marley Hill shed, plus restart work on the eaves inside the shed.
Dennis mixing mortar

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Sunday Staff

Steve checking a flat waggon's axleboxes
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Friday, 24 June 2022

Olden Days

The photos below are likely to be by Derek Knott.   If you know more detail about any of these shots, please add a comment.
As yet unadorned RSH No.21 outside MH shed in July 1974.
Note lack of track into the yard, holey shed roof, no windows.

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Thursday Things

The photos below are courtesy of Ian Cowan:
Ian maintaining his mower

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Wednesday's Work

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Cameron preparing the way for another roof sheet on MH shed

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Back on the Roof

Feeding a sheet from the cherry picker .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 20 June 2022

No.14 Returns from Hetton

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
No.14 grazing with No.2 on the offloading siding

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Hetton Carnival Celebration

14 passing the Colliery Inn .....
(photo courtesy of Alex Tyson)

Friday, 17 June 2022

Weekend Return to Hetton

No.14 leaves TR for a couple of days at Hetton.   It will star in tomorrow's cavalcade, part of the bicentennial celebration of Hetton Colliery Railway, the world's first to be designed & built (by George Stephenson) for locomotive working (although sections used horses, powered inclines & balanced inclines).   The Hetton line helped open up deep mining in East Durham as part of the Great Northern Coalfield.
Ian Thompson & Richard setting out a ramp at ET

Thursday, 16 June 2022


Rob & Simon tidying signs at Andrews House
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Wednesday's Work

Terry putting the finishing touches to the hanging basket watering system at AH
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Sunday Mix

Oliver siphoning any water from a flat waggon's axleboxes .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Friday, 10 June 2022

Thursday Extra

The photos below were taken yesterday by Angela Pickering:
Inside Marley Hill shed .....

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Wednesday Work

A mystery worker noting sizes for a replacement threshold at Andrews House
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Roof Work

Steve & Dave holding a sheet up while Ian checks the alignment

Sunday, 5 June 2022

Jubilee Sunday

Mark signalling carriage No.1 & Cochrane around MH curve

Friday, 3 June 2022

More 49

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering
Kyle cleaning 49

49 at Causey Crossing

Alex flagging 49, heading for Andrews House, through Causey Level Crossing
(photo courtesy of Oliver Humphries)

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Jubilee Thursday

Jim & Mick putting No.6's new safety valve
 mounting in the Crowthorne lathe

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

TR Today

Geoff cleaning the ladder on No.1 signal, prior to painting
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)