Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday Ops with Tokens

Angela oiling No.2 ready for use

Saturday, 23 September 2017

S&DR 192nd Anniversary

The market held today in Stockton High Street was extended to include a marquee holding railway oriented stalls to celebrate the 192nd anniversary of the first steam loco hauled public railway in the world.
Commemorative plaque (due for repair) from the 1925 centenary of the S&DR
The Stockton & Darlington Railway's Locomotion No.1 hauled passengers from Darlington to Stockton for the first time on 27 September 1825.
There will be a celebratory railway event at Stockton, Darlington or Shildon each year until the bicentenary of the S&DR in 2025, when at Tanfield we will celebrate our tercentenary.

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, Keighley Gasworks No.2 is due to head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm, 2.35 pm & 3.55 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
In September 2016, No.2 outside Marley Hill shed, with stonework of the gable to complete

Friday, 22 September 2017

Progress with 49's Boiler

49's inner firebox being lowered into the outer ......
(photo courtesy of John Eastwood at Israel Newton's via Richard Charlton)

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Some of Today's Work

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Ian & John preparing for another pour of concrete at East Tanfield

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Cabling & Ducting

The photos below are courtesy of Geoff Lowe:

Ian, Nigel & John drawing cable through the ducting

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Continued from Yesterday plus

Steve, Ian, Steve & Dave preparing for delivery .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Monday, 18 September 2017

A Couple of Projects Continue Today

The trench has been dug for the electrical feed to the new machine tools in the workshop
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Another Sunday

Jonny working on No.49, watching .....

Saturday, 16 September 2017

RSH Four Wheel Steam Locos

The information, photos & text in this post have been kindly supplied by Eric Maxwell.

Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns was a combine between Hawthorn Leslie of Forth Banks, Newcastle and Robert Stephenson of Darlington.   The new name was registered on the 10th of July 1937 with the chairman being Edward C Straker, who had been the chairman of Hawthorn Leslie from 1921.   Darlington became the works where the larger locos were built and the smaller and industrial locos were Newcastle’s main output.   Hawthorn Leslie remained in business building ships and their engines.

The Newcastle works was in use until 1961 and Darlington until 1964.   The business continued in Lancashire.
A brochure from the late 1940s illustrating the wide
range of locomotives available for home & abroad

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, Sir Cecil A Cochrane is due to head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm, 2.35 pm & 3.55 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
Cochrane visiting NRM Shildon last September
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)
For more photos of Cochrane at Shildon, see the blog posts for Friday 23 September 2016 & Saturday 17 September 2016 

Friday, 15 September 2017

A Few from Today

KS5 photography students from Carmel College
in Darlington paid their annual visit today