Saturday, 30 June 2012

Tomorrow's Trains

It''s "Children's Day" tomorrow, so two trains will be running, hauled by Sir Cecil A Cochrane and Twizell.   Trains will leave Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11.00, 11.50, 12.30, 1.15, 2.00, 2.45, 3.30 and 4.15.

** UPDATE **  Trains will run between Causey Arch and Sunnisde only, which will affect the timetable.   There will be no trains to or from East Tanfield.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Engineering

Bill fitting a refurbished vac cylinder to No.8
(initial testing shows the dragging brake is fixed)

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Monday, 25 June 2012

More in the Workshop

Malcolm removing the piston rod
from a vacuum cylinder

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow's loco will be Renishaw Ironworks No.6, hauling trains from Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.15, 1.30, 2.45 and 4 pm.

No.6 hauls a summer afternoon train in 2011
(photo courtesy of Carl Chambers)

Friday, 22 June 2012

Maintenance

Vic cutting the grass in the bus layby on Burdon Plain
(He is working over the top of the former Bowes Railway
cutting where he drove coal trains to Birkheads)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Work Continues

Ryan takes some air while grinding Horden's tube ends

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

On Track

Vic landing at Boyd's to continue lineside flailing

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

In the Workshop

Ronnie checking the forklift for public road use

Monday, 18 June 2012

Loco Projects

Horden's boiler has been removed from the bogie,
to enable further inspection and work

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Sunday Variety

Two locos were moved off the turntable today, and replaced by others - more shots may follow from Ian:
James assisting in removing a tube
from No.6 (AB 1193 of 1910)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Fathers' Day Trains

Tomorrow's loco will be Renishaw Ironworks No.6, hauling trains from Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.15, 1.30, 2.45 and 4 pm.

On 12/2/12, No.6 passes Marley Hill Box
(photo courtesy of Stu Armstrong)

Friday, 15 June 2012

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Lineside Work

Work today included further signage, with fence and vandalism repairs.

Ryan fixing notices at crossings at Sunniside .....

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

More Carriage Work

The vacuum brake cylinder, removed from No.4 yesterday, was refurbished with new seals and refitted today.

Geoff cleaning the piston rod

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Some Carriage Work

Checking the brakes on No.4, which
were deemed as in need of attention

Monday, 11 June 2012

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday Views

Owen encourages his youth team .....
(photo courtesy of Stu Armstrong)

Saturday, 9 June 2012

A Wet Saturday Job

A painted up River Wear Commissioners' point lever
(photo courtesy of Mark Pearce)

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow's loco will be Sir Cecil A Cochrane, hauling trains from Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.15, 1.30, 2.45 and 4 pm.

Friday, 8 June 2012

More from the Jubilee Weekend

More photos, this time courtesy of Carl Chambers and Neville Whaler, depicting last weekend's diamond jubilee operations:

Twizell leaving Andrews House (NW)

Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Tanfield Thunderbolt

I recall the Tanfield Thunderbolt epithet being applied to us by the Daily Telegraph about 20 years ago, when our light railway order passed through Parliament.   In further support I offer the existing coat of arms for Stanley.   This shows the Causey or Tanfield Arch, and the bull's Roman shield features thunderbolts, hence the Tanfield Thunderbolts.

Coat of arms for Stanley,
Tanfield and Annfield Plain 

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

An Historical Job

Steve and Dan manually machining Twizell's valve faces in situ

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Weekend Photos

Some photos of the Jubilee weekend, mainly courtesy of Eric Garrod:

Crew chat (EG)

Monday, 4 June 2012

Bank Holiday Monday

Austin checking carriage vacuum brakes
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Saturday, 2 June 2012

This Jubilee Weekend's Trains

This weekend's loco will be Twizell on all three running days - Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.   Trains will leave Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey, Tanfield and back at 11 am, 12.15, 1.30, 2.45 and 4 pm.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Last Weekend Revisited

A few shots from last weekend kindly submitted for publication by others .....

Guides ready for the jubilee
(photo courtesy of Carl Chambers)