Monday, 30 September 2013

Sunday in Causey Woods

The following shots of the track team back in Causey Woods yesterday are from Jason Peppercorn (JP) and Matthew Pickering (MP):
The team have cast aside the rails of a panel ..... (JP)

Sunday Extra

More shots from yesterday courtesy of Bob Payne (BP), Jon-Paul Harris (JPH) and Stu Armstrong (SA):

Dave the guard checking his watch ..... (JPH)

Sunday, 29 September 2013

An Octogenarian's Surprise

A member of the public celebrated her eightieth birthday at Tanfield today .... all photos courtesy of Stu Armstrong:
Fred cleaning windows in No.7 .....

Sunday Stuff

Matthew - proud of his Husky 

Saturday, 28 September 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 heads a North Pole Express last December
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 27 September 2013

2013 Gala Sunday Video

There are others on YouTube, but professional cameraman in residence Dave Dixon has produced the following video from material which he shot on Sunday morning of the 2013 TR Gala:

2013 Gala Sunday

Photographs from Tanfield Railway Legends of Industry Gala 2013 taken on Sunday 8 September by Ken Snowdon (KS), Stu Armstrong (SA) and Jon-Paul Harris (JPH):
Twizell, No.2, Cochrane, Alfred & Judy in steam (KS)

Thursday, 26 September 2013

2013 Gala Saturday

Photographs from Tanfield Railway Legends of Industry Gala 2013 taken on Saturday 7 September by Jason Peppercorn (JP), Carl Chambers (CC), Ken Snowdon (KS) and Stu Armstrong (SA):

Crews busy on the Bagnalls at the start of the day (JP)

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Back on Track

Vic clearing ballast shoulders to make sleeper removal
easier, heading for Causey car park bridges
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

2013 Gala Friday Photographic Evening

The pre gala evening of 6 September was dampened by heavy rain, but a few photographers braved the weather.   All the shots below are courtesy of Carl Chambers:

Dan with No.6 in Marley Hill shed

Pals

Brian & Ronnie building the plant lean to, October 2009

Monday, 23 September 2013

Sleeper Replacement in Causey Woods

Mark removing & greasing fishplates .....
(photo courtesy of Chris Heighton)

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Saturday, 21 September 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.
Last Sunday, Twizell takes its train to Sunniside

Friday, 20 September 2013

Some Blog Stats

The TR blog has been going for over 2 years and 2 months, during which nearly 1000 pages have been produced, which have been viewed a total of 200000+ times.
So far this month there have been nearly 9000 page views; we may get 13000 by the end of the month.
Thank you to all our contributors and readers.
If you would like to give a hand - please get in touch with me .....

Friday at Marley Hill

Malcolm painting a wheel of the Husky

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Thursday at Tanfield Railway

Jan Roos from the Netherlands visited TR because we use AD track fastenings .....
(Jan is pleased with AD fittings which I gave him; AD = Arthur Dean, NER engineer)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Gears and things

An image of the forward and reverse crown wheels of the husky,s transmission, if anyone would like a like to know more about how it works, please ask Ian

Another Week Begins

Ian diving into the Husky's boot .....

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Sunday Trackwork at Causey

The track team at work
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Sunday Around Tanfield

Matthew coupling Twizell to the train; Sarah checking vac brakes 

Saturday, 14 September 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.

Steve preparing Twizell outside Marley Hill shed
in August 2012 (photo courtesy Dave Hewitt)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Heritage Open Days - Nenthead Mines

A few shots from a visit to Nenthead Mines during the annual Heritage Open Days this weekend, when there are many events and special openings around the country:

Approaching a drift in a hillside .....

Thursday at Tanfield

Ian shunting to replace stock after the gala .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
..... and moving sleepers for further work on the line
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Ops & Photos

On Thursday 22 August's post there is a photo of  Dave Hewitt  trying for the perfect shot - here are more of his results:
Beyond Peter, Danny watering HL No.2

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Gala Day 1

Four 4 wheelers being prepared
(photo courtesy of Matthew Pickering)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Getting Ready for the Gala

Please see the main TR web for details of the gala, including timetables and prices.

Neil, Dan & Chris assembling the NG .....

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Gala Preparation

Please see the main TR web for details of the gala, including timetables and prices.

Alfred & Judy have been brought from Beamish
 to East Tanfield by PH Antell & Sons

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Thanks, Track Team

Thanks to everyone who worked on the sleeper changing job today - we're getting nearer to Bobgins crossing:

Callum removing chair screws

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Monday, 2 September 2013

Monday Railway Engineering

Peter & Walter line up a hole in Horden's frames
to be reamed out

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sunday Around Causey

 Angela unclamping and setting the ground frame .....
(photos courtesy of Jason Peppercorn)

Sunday Around Marley Hill

David & Matthew on Twizell