Saturday, 3 December 2016

NPE Day 3

Ryan oiling pointwork.

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday & Sunday, the fully booked North Pole Express leaves East Tanfield at 10.30 am, 11.10, 11.50, 12.30 pm, 1.20, 2.00, 2.40, 3.20 & 4.00.    Twizell will be the train loco, with No.2 banking.
Last Saturday's North Pole Express
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 2 December 2016

End of the Week

Alpha Tyres fitter mending a puncture on the fork lift

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Carriage Shed Appendages

Dave cutting his way out of the original container

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Carriage Shed Continues

Steve removing blockwork from the threshold

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Carriage Shed Work

Dave cutting the carriage shed wall

Monday, 28 November 2016


The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:

Mid 20th Century Consett

Consett Steel -1967 - Another historical gem from BFI, showing Consett as a single industry town, including the transport & processing of raw materials to finished product (26 mins)

There are many more films freely available for viewing from the British Film Institute.   (NB this website may be slow to respond initially.)   I selected a few more 20th century NE gems for the blog post of 12 November.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

North Pole Express Day 2

Steve & his steed