Wednesday, 31 October 2012

today at Marley Hill and the end of day at E.T.

Durham University carrying out an archaeological
survey of the top field using GPS and other devices

At Bobgins Crossing

The following photos were taken by Carl Chambers during 'Coal Train Day', 21 October:

Cochrane descending the bank

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Walks in the Woods

An interesting few photos of the Causey environs taken last Saturday by Bob Payne

The footbridge downstream of Causey Arch

Monday, 29 October 2012

Monday at E.T.

 John measuring the next sheet

East Tanfield Station

Work will continue this week on the new station building - volunteers welcome.

The following shots taken last Friday are by Malcolm Phillips, who was working at East Tanfield:

Rob, Ian and I fixing roof sheets

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow's loco will be Sir Cecil A Cochrane, hauling trains from Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey and East Tanfield at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.30 pm.   (This winter timetable follows Sunday's change to GMT.)

Steve steams Cochrane off shed last Sunday
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

For more photos from Ken, see http://www.kennethsnowdon.zenfolio.com/p319290556

Friday, 26 October 2012

Tanfield Roofing

We've started to add the lower roof sheeting to the station.   This will be overlain with insulation and sinusoidal outer sheets.

John and Ian fixing a valley gutter sheet

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Tanfield Valleys

Work today concentrated on installing the supports for the valley gutters between the offshoots and the main roof

John and Ian inserting valley supports,
with Malcolm the gopher on the ground

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

A Wet Wednesday

Work continued at East Tanfield station in constant drizzle

Rob and Nigel working on the
waterproof membrane

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Saturday Work

Tom, Miranda and Chris working on HL No.2
(photos courtesy of Tom Hartley)


Tomorrow - Coal Train Day

Twizell will haul passenger trains from Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey and East Tanfield at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.45 pm.

Twizell at Andrews House on 16 June
(photo courtesy of Carl Chambers)

Friday, 19 October 2012

Thursday, 18 October 2012

East Tanfield Station

Ian checking a delivery of timber for East Tanfield .....

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sunday Variety

The day's operations:

Happy passengers on the verandah behind Cochrane

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Tomorrow's Trains

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

TR Association Trip to Victoria Tunnel

The Victoria Tunnel from Spital Tongues under the heart of Newcastle to the Tyne is an important and interesting item of industrial history - built to move coal, and used as an air raid shelter.    See http://www.victoriatunnel.info/ for more information.

(copyright Ouseburn Trust)
The next Tanfield Railway Association trip is a conducted tour of the tunnel.   There are a small number of spaces available on Thursday 1 November at 6.30pm and Saturday 3 November at 10am for TR Association members.    The cost is five pounds per person, and the tour lasts about 2 hours.    Please ring  0191 4606493  or email  susanwalton28@talktalk.net  to book places.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Various

We are waiting for materials to arrive, so less work was done at East Tanfield today:

Angela fitting the vapour barrier sheet .....
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012

East Tanfield Station, mainly

A couple of final shots from yesterday, courtesy of Kyle Allsopp:

No.6 on passenger at Terrace Junction .....

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sunday Operations

Dan coupling No.6 to the train,
with background operational discussion

Saturday, 6 October 2012

First trip out for no2

Peter and Angela checking no2 at Bowes Bridge

Tomorrow's Trains

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

No.6 will also haul a coal train on the line before and after passenger service, at about 9.30 am and 5 pm.   On Sunday evening No.6 will be taken out of service for its 10 year boiler test.

No.6's crew take a break at Causey last weekend
(photo courtesy of Chris Heighton)

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Loco Steam Tests etc

Chris, EHSI trainee last year, now at
 Beamish Museum, speaking with Ian.

Monday, 1 October 2012