Friday, 31 August 2012

HL No.2 on the Move

The following photos of No.2 being moved from the workshop to the 5 road shed are courtesy of Matthew Pickering :

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Final 2012 Midweek Running

Today was the last day of summer midweek running during 2012.   Trains run every Sunday until Easter 2013, with additional special events such as the Photo Charter on Friday 7 September, Gala on Sat 8 & Sun 9 September, North Pole Expresses, and Boxing Day Mince Pies.   Details on http://tanfield-railway.co.uk

The following photos were all taken yesterday by Vivienne Mitchinson, and have been supplied by Neville Whaler (who is the writer of the newly created  Bowes Railway Blog )

Peter and Angela run Cochrane
around its train at Sunniside

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wednesday Operations

The last midweek trains of the summer holiday season run today and tomorrow.   Cochrane will haul Victorian carriages on both days.

Henry, Angela and Alan crewing Cochrane
on the last train of today

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Gala Movements

AW No.2 loaded at East Tanfield, going to Beamish
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

The Armstrong went to Beamish at about 8.30 pm, to be followed on Wednesday by 5-compartment 3rd carriage TR No.9 (NER 256).   The carriage is for this week's 'Agricultural Power from the Past' event at Beamish, and is due back next week, but No.2 is staying longer to enable the Y7 to be at our gala the following weekend.

Bank Holiday Weekend Reprised

A few excellent shots taken on Sunday, courtesy of Dave Hewitt :

Twizell viewed from the Harton
generator van body

Monday, 27 August 2012

Bank Holiday Monday

Raining much of this afternoon, and fewer visitors than yesterday on the trains :

Fireman Angela cleans No.6 .....

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sunday Photo Roundabout

Showing some of the variety of work today:

Twizell and No.6 raising steam, Steve observing

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Tomorrow's and Monday's Trains

Two trains for Sunday and bank holiday Monday - they are scheduled to leave Andrews House station every 45 minutes between 11 am and 4.15 pm.   The locos will be two of Cochrane, No.6 and Twizell (all are available).

Inside Marley Hill shed (Europe's oldest) with
Cochrane, No.6 behind, and Twizell on the left

Friday, 24 August 2012

A Variety

Amble camera club called in

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Thursday Variety

Kerrin cleaning Cochrane

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Wednesday Operations

Ian checking carriage brakes

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tuesday at Tanfield

No.17 heads through Andrews House station
on its way to off site resurrection

Trains Tomorrow and Thursday

Tomorrow's loco will be Renishaw Ironworks No.6, hauling trains from Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.30 pm.

We are running trains every Wednesday and Thursday, in addition to Sundays, until the last Thursday in August.   See the  timetable on the main TR web  for details.

Passenger view of No.6 from a verandah

Last Sunday's Train Crew

All photos with thanks to and courtesy of Eric Garrod :

Cleaner Matthew checking No.6's tank .....

Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday in the Workshop

John and Ryan freeing the bed of the Cincinnati miller

Sunday, 19 August 2012

A Typical Sunday

Railway Study Association (Midland Section) members
watch empty stock being moved for their service train

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow's loco will be Renishaw Ironworks No.6, hauling 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 nears Causey station,
as seen from a carriage verandah

Friday, 17 August 2012

Work on HL No.2 Continues

Jim making a gland ring for a steam pipe joint

My Mam

A selection of photos courtesy of Matthew, featuring his mother working on No.2 :

Thursday, 16 August 2012

A Variety

Getting ready for operating trains:

Matthew takes a shine to No.6 .....

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Wednesday Operations

Matthew cleaning Cochrane .....
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Work on HL No.2 Continues

Ronnie sawing bar .....

Trains Tomorrow and Thursday

Tomorrow's loco will be Sir Cecil A Cochrane, hauling trains from Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.30 pm.

We are running trains every Wednesday and Thursday, in addition to Sundays, until the last Thursday in August.   See the  timetable on the main TR web  for details.

Passenger carriage balcony view of  the action on Cochrane's footplate
Passenger carriage balcony view of
the action on Cochrane's footplate

(photo courtesy of Carl Chambers)

Monday, 13 August 2012

Loco Projects

Dave making standoffs for Horden's clacks

Cutting from 6.5" bar .....

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Teddy Bear Day

A new recruit cleans No.6

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Tomorrow's Teddy Bear Trains

Two trains for teddies tomorrow - they are scheduled to leave Andrews House station every 45 minutes between 11 am and 4.15 pm.   The locos should be No.6 on the Victorian carriages, and Cochrane on the light railway carriages.

Arty shots of tomorrow's locos courtesy of Dave Hewitt :

Cochrane in Andrews House station,
framed by Gibraltar Bridge

Friday, 10 August 2012

Loco Crews

Shots of loco crews on Wednesday and Thursday, all courtesy of Bob Payne :

Ian, the driver both days, oiling Cochrane

Thursday, 9 August 2012

British Legion

Some shots courtesy of Carl Chambers and Stu Armstrong from the British Legion hire on 16 June:

The gathering (CC)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Trains Tomorrow and Thursday

Tomorrow's loco will be Sir Cecil A Cochrane, hauling trains from Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.30 pm.

We are running trains every Wednesday and Thursday, in addition to Sundays, until the last Thursday in August.   See the  timetable on the main TR web  for details.

Cochrane near Boyd's crossing on 10 June
(photo courtesy of Stu Armstrong )

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sunday Engineering

 All today's photos courtesy of David Watchman :

Dan and Mark heating rivets .....

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Work on No.2

All today's photos courtesy of David Watchman:

Matthew sanding No.2's tank

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow's loco will be Twizell (No.3), hauling trains from Andrews House station for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.15, 1.30, 2.45 and 4 pm.

Sarah on Twizell outside Marley Hill shed in June
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Thursday, 2 August 2012

smiles