Did you know? Horses worked the Tanfield route for 156 years (1725-1881); locos for 137 years (1881-2018)

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Last Sunday's Branch Line Trains

The photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
Twizell leaving Marley Hill on the P&JR for the Tanfield Branch

Tomorrow's On the Waggon

Tomorrow is the On the Waggon event - all times given below are provisional.

Twizell will head passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter East Tanfield at 11.10 am, 12.40 pm, 2.10 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.40 pm for Andrews House only.
Twizell passing Bowes Bridge in February 2017
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

East Tanfield Development

Inserting one of the baseplates (drilled yesterday) under a crossing nose .....

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Some Sunday Shots

Outside Marley Hill shed this morning, Ben & Henry clean Twizell's wheels

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Ben Brooksbank's photos & Creative Commons Licence

When looking for photos of Hawthorn Leslie locos on the web, I came across these by Ben Brooksbank under the Creative Commons Licence:
HL 3427 of 1920 ex Alexandra Docks Railway No.36 as BR 1205 at Cardiff Canton shed in 1951

Tomorrow's Branch Line Trains

Tomorrow is Branch Line Day.   Twizell will head mixed (passenger & goods) trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Twizell leaving Marley Hill with a mixed train in February 2017