Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Some Other Work Today

Nigel, Bob, Bill & Geoff carry a sleeper .....

Today's Train

Angela oiling HL No.2 

Trains Today & Thursday

HL No.2 will haul trains from Andrews House for Sunniside and Causey at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.30 pm today & tomorrow (Thursday).  There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track relaying on East Tanfield bank.

HL No.2 at Andrews House on 7/4/13
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Monday, 29 July 2013

Monday Back Shift

The photos below of work on the LHJ&C brake van are all courtesy of Mark Pearce

David removing more roof boarding

Odd Job Day

Ian cutting back some of the lineside undergrowth on East Tanfield bank

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Tomorrow's Trains

HL No.2 (or possibly Twizell if the expected bookings increase) will haul trains from Andrews House for Sunniside and Causey at 11 am, 12.15, 1.45, 3 and 4.15 pm this Sunday.  There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track relaying on East Tanfield bank.

Which will it be tomorrow?   No.2 last Thursday; Twizell last Sunday.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Wednesday Workers

Vic's flailing the roadside down to Marley Hill shed

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Trains Tomorrow & Thursday

HL No.2 will haul trains from Andrews House for Sunniside and Causey at 11 am, 12.30, 2 and 3.30 pm tomorrow & Thursday.  There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track relaying on East Tanfield bank.

Mainly Ballasting

Passing Vic again, flailing in Andrews House

Monday, 22 July 2013

Sunday, 21 July 2013

From Our Causey Correspondent

The photos below are all courtesy of Stu Armstrong, who today was working at Causey station

Guy, Malcolm & Jason stripping chairs from sleepers ...

Sunday Train Operation

The works and refreshment train heads for Causey

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Tomorrow's Trains

Twizell will haul trains from Andrews House for Sunniside and Causey at 11 am, 12.15, 1.45, 3 and 4.15 pm this Sunday.  There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track relaying on East Tanfield bank.
Twizell running round the train at Sunniside on 6/6
(photo courtesy of Malcolm Parker)

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Ballasting at Causey Station

Angela, Dave, Geoff, Ian, John, Malcolm, Matthew and I spent most of the hot day shovelling ballast at Causey:

Loading ballast at East Tanfield

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Monday, 15 July 2013

Causey Disconnected

All of the photos below are courtesy of Malcolm Parker

Plant arriving at Causey station .....

A Bit of a Do ....

..... I'd heard at NRM York, so I visited to take a look.   There were some gems:

Derry & Les Charlton, among others,
were instrumental in saving this locomotive ...... 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sunday Stuff

Dan firing up Twizell; Steve shunting the empty carriage stock
(LH photo courtesy of Malcolm Parker)

Saturday, 13 July 2013

A Private Function

Steve oiling Twizell
(photo courtesy of Malcolm Parker)

Tomorrow's Trains

Twizell will haul trains from Andrews House for Sunniside and Causey at 11 am, 12.15, 1.45, 3 and 4.15 pm this Sunday.  There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track relaying on East Tanfield bank.
Twizell passing Terrace Junction on 30 June
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 12 July 2013

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Thursday's Jobs

Steve preparing to lift the Fowler diesel cab .....

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Wednesday Work

At Causey, the track team today were Bill, Bob, Dave, Geoff, Nigel, Steve, Steve, me and Ian:
Steve pushing in a replacement sleeper

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Tuesday Tasks

Unloading Vic & digger at Causey this morning

Monday, 8 July 2013

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Trains Tomorrow, Children's Day

Twizell will haul trains from Andrews House for Sunniside and Causey at 11 am, 12.15, 1.45, 3 and 4.15 pm this Sunday.  There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track relaying on East Tanfield bank.

See the main TR web for information about the Children's Day event

Twizell passing Bobgins crossing on 30/06/13
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 5 July 2013

Tyne Views

On the Tyne this weekend the Old Gaffers Association celebrates 50 years of promoting gaff rigged (4 sided sails) ships.   Tanfield staff were aboard fishing boats of the North East Maritime Trust going up the Tyne as part of this.
Aboard Sovereign, heading under the Millennium Bridge

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Wednesday Work

The point at Andrews House is usable following:
Malcolm, Nigel & Dave at work

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Work Continues ....

.... fixing down the rail on the point at the south of Andrews House station .....

..... with Nigel & Malcolm aligning chairs ....

Birthday Blog

The Tanfield Blog is 2 years old.

Some stats for June 2013:
12000 page views
3600 visits (3400 UK)
900 unique visitors
20% new visits
3 minutes average visit

Monday, 1 July 2013

A Track Task

We (Ian, John, Phil, Malcolm, Malcolm and I) have started to replace several timbers under the point south of Andrews House station:

Unfastening the rail from the timbers .....