Tanfield Railway shows 1920-1950 on an industrial/minor railway, featuring items built/used in NE England.

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Saturday, 24 October 2020

Horden - some further reading

Horden simmering inside Marley Hill shed last Wednesday
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Tomorrow's Trains - Last of 2020

Tomorrow sees our last scheduled trains of 2020, prior to the North Pole Express.   Covid restrictions & precautions are in place.  Prebooked compartments are available on trains running from East Tanfield to Andrews House only - see  www.tanfield-railway.co.uk    


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.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Monday, 19 October 2020

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Funicular Railways

I came across an interesting article about Funicular Railways on the Free Dictionary.   'Funicular' means 'by rope', so would include local colliery balanced inclines & those with stationary engines.
Saltburn water-powered cliff lift

Tomorrow's Trains

Covid restrictions & precautions are in place.  Prebooked compartments are available on trains running from East Tanfield to Andrews House only - see  www.tanfield-railway.co.uk    

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, 16 October 2020

Geograph - Ben Brooksbank

Geograph Britain & Ireland has the aim of photographically documenting the UK & Eire geographically & in time.   A couple of weeks ago some of Walter Dendy's photos were featured on this blog.   It seems that these were published on Geograph by Ben Brooksbank.

Westoe Lane Station on the SSM&WCR in 1953
(photo by Ben Brooksbank, from Geograph, reproduced under Creative Commons licence)