Did you know? Tanfield Waggonway was 4' gauge; Hawks Waggonway (Gateshead) 4'3"; Wylam Waggonway used 5' gauge; Willington Waggonway 4'8", hence Killingworth Waggonway 4'8" & from there the Stephensons' influence spread to Hetton, the S&DR, the L&MR, across Britain & the world.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Monday Mix

Dennis working on the door frames for ET
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, TWIZELL will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter from East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm & 3.35 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 4.55 pm for Andrews House only.   AW No.2 will be the pilot loco at East Tanfield.
Cochrane coming off its train at ET last Sunday
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Monday, 14 May 2018

Crane Trip

Views from the Husky propelling the crane through the beautiful Causey Woods
Why?  Where to?  See Tuesday's post later .....
(photos Courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Monday at Marley Hill

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Malcolm following our guiding principles

Saltburn Miniature Railway

Bob charging Blacklock R - the SMR's steam loco - with compressed air,
to move it back into the shed following maintenance work
Saltburn Miniature Railway is a 15" gauge line which runs from the seaside to a wooded gorge.

See the TR blog post for 30 July 2016 about Railways in Saltburn, most of which still exist - although the cliff lift is currently undergoing refurbishment.