Thursday, 31 January 2013

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Today's Panellists

We intend to relay some of the line in 95 lb/yd BH rail on CS1 chaired concrete sleepers, to reduce maintenance of wooden sleepers.   For ease and speed of handling with the crane, we are making 30' panels at Marley Hill, the rail to be changed to 60' lengths already in use.

Ian placing rail on the sleepers 

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Odd Jobs

Ryan and Ronnie begin to strip the dumper axle ....

Monday, 28 January 2013

Sunday, 27 January 2013

An Atypical Sunday

Cochrane was hauling trains today, but due to the snow covered track we ran between Andrews House and Sunniside this morning, and Causey and Sunniside this afternoon, with AW No.2 on the south end of the train.

Fireman David & Cleaner Chris by Cochrane .....
(photo courtesy of Malcolm Parker)

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Tomorrow's Trains

Snow permitting, trains will leave Andrews House for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.30 pm.

Twizell approaching Terrace Junction last Sunday
- there's now about another foot of snow

(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 25 January 2013

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A Quiet Day

Vic clearing a path to Andrews House station  .....

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Monday, 21 January 2013

Twizell on Yesterday's Trains

The following views of Twizell hauling yesterday's trains in a white landscape have been supplied by visiting photographers (for more of their work see the picture links further down on the right):

In Causey Woods .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Snowy Sunday

Twizell running light engine to check the line

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Saturday at Marley Hill

All photographs courtesy of David Watchman:

Gritting a path

Tomorrow's Trains

Twizell will haul trains from Andrews House for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.30 pm.

Twizell at AH, 26 Dec 2012
(photo Rev. Peter Barham)
Click the poster links within  railway films at Rev. Peter Barham's Ponteland church  for details of some film shows.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Today's Special

Peter drawing out carriage No.7 for today's
visit by the ORR inspector .....

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Odd Jobs

Geoff,, Rob, Neil and Malcolm clear snow
from points to facilitate shunting 

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A Colder Tuesday

Ian steaming Twizell to protect against frost,
and to check brake adjustment

Monday, 14 January 2013

A Snowy Monday

A snowy still station
(photo by Malcolm Parker)

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Saturday, 12 January 2013

EHSI Placement 2013

The North East Civic Trust is again offering bursary placements for one year starting March 2013 at several locations including Tanfield.   This is an educational opportunity aimed primarily at those wishing to enter heritage engineering.   Note that the bursary is tax free; and most of the 2011-12 trainees are now in paid employment.

***  Closing date for all placements is Thursday  ***

Please see the specification for the placement at Tanfield Railway then request an application form, to be completed and returned by Thursday 17 January 2013.

(EHSI 2013 under this blog's title also links to the Tanfield Railway placement specification.)

Tomorrow's Trains

Sir Cecil Algernon Cochrane will haul trains from Andrews House for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.30 pm.

Cochrane and train at Andrews House on 30 ult.
(lighting effects & photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 11 January 2013

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Mainly Trackwork

Today, engineers in the workshop were refurbishing parts for the facing point lock (FPL) at Causey:

Brian shotblasting a crank base

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Causey Ground Frame

The track gang were at Causey today to work on the replacement ground frame which will give access to the bay platform.


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Tuesday on TR

Ronnie working on a crank to be used with
the replacement ground frame at Causey

Monday, 7 January 2013

Monday at the Railway

 In the workshop, work on Horden continues:

Jim setting up to bore a brake hanger

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Tomorrow's Trains

Sir Cecil Algernon Cochrane will haul trains from Andrews House for Sunniside, Causey and Tanfield at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.30 pm.

Cochrane arriving at Andrews House on 30 ult.
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 4 January 2013

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Wednesday

To start on a positive note, this blog is now running at around 100000 page views per year - I aim and hope that it remains popular and useful ......

Peter touching up No.2's lining which he had abraded
Peter touching up No.2's lining which he had abraded

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Lowe Views of Coal Train Day

For recent views of Tanfield Railway, try the links to photographers' sites in the right hand column further down this blog - or via the two N10s see the Tanfield Branch before preservation.

The following shots from Coal Train Day, 21 October 2012, are courtesy of Susan (SL) and Geoff Lowe (GL):

The signalman and duty officer confer (GL)