Saturday, 31 May 2014

Friday, 30 May 2014

Friday Fun

Vic going to work

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, trains leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.15, 12 noon12.45 pm, 1.30, 2.15, 3 & 3.45  for Sunniside, Causey & return during Iron 175  - Rural Railways.

P class No.178 will be in use alongside Cochrane and/or No.2.

Silent film of the North Sunderland Railway
See the Tanfield Railway web and TR on Facebook for more information about this event.

There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track work on East Tanfield bank.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Twizell Work

Nigel plumbing Twizell's mechanical oil pump

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

Friday Jobs

Early morning delivery of 30 tons of Welsh steam coal
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, trains leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.15, 12 noon12.45 pm, 1.30, 2.15, 3 & 3.45  for Sunniside, Causey & return during Iron 175  - Branching Out.

P class No.178 should be in use alongside Cochrane and/or No.2.

See the Tanfield Railway web and TR on Facebook for more information about this event.

There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track work on East Tanfield bank.

No.178 arriving at East Tanfield on Tuesday
Cochrane & No.2 at Andrews House in March
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Thursday Stuff

Rob & Geoff dismantling the remainder of the scaffold
from the 5 road shed

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Today's Work

Nigel adding a connecting pole to the top of a buttress; Bob checks the vertical

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Monday, 19 May 2014

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Tomorrow's Trains

Keighley Gasworks No.2 (HL 2859 of 1911) will haul trains at 10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm,2.15 & 3.30 from Andrews House for Sunniside, Causey & return.   There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track work on East Tanfield bank.
No.2 passes Marley Hill signalbox on 15/10/1994
(photo copyright & courtesy of Robin Stewart-Smith)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Continued Work

Rob & Michael removing a bolt from Locomotion's chimney
(No.1 returns to Beamish tomorrow)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Monday, 12 May 2014

Monday around Marley Hill

Vic widening the ramp down to the coal bay

Press Coverage

Tanfield made the Times and Daily Mail today:

Tom looking at his fire in Locomotion - click for more
(photo copyright North News & Pictures Ltd)
Locomotion at Tanfield featured on the local news last Tuesday on ITV with short clips including an interview with David Watchman (who provided the information in this blog post).   We were also in the Journal and Stanley Advertiser papers last week and BBC online.

There's an article on World News (wn.com), and there may be other publicity material around.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Early Iron (part 2) Sunday

Cochrane and HL no2 in use
today on the main line, Locomotion in the yards.

Sunday Around Marley Hill

Richard testing boiler water samples

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Early Iron (part 2) Saturday.

Stewart oiling up HL no 2.

Marley Hill at Night

Marley Hill at Night - Music & More
6.30 pm Friday 15 May 2014
In Marley Hill Carriage Shed
Buy Tickets

For other general Talks & Events in the area, click the Events Diary Events Diary button above.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Puzzle Corner is Back

After a couple of dormant years, I've added new puzzles - click the green question mark above.

Trains This Weekend

This Saturday & Sunday trains leave Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm,2.15 & 3.30 for Sunniside, Causey & return.

There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track work on East Tanfield bank.

Locomotion will be in use at Marley Hill
(photo courtesy of Rob Fallon)
See the Tanfield Railway web for for more information about this weekend - click Plan a Visit / Timetables and Events / Event List.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Last Locomotion Weekend

All photographs below courtesy of Dave Hewitt 

Locomotion raising steam; and with a nineteenth century hue

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Mining Waggonways Talk

Mining Waggonways - a talk by Les Turnbull at 6 pm on Thursday 15 May 2014

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Monday, 5 May 2014

Monday Iron

All photos below are courtesy of Jason Peppercorn

Locomotion outside the 5 road shed

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Sunday Iron - Locomotion

David cleaning Locomotion's firebox

Sunday Train Operations

Cochrane, Locomotion & No.2 raising steam
this morning outside the 5 road shed

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Saturday "Early Iron" part1

Day 1 of...
"Early Iron (part 1)"
Locomotion's Crew: David and Alan
Plus Ian as Do
(Showing a good heritage Example). 

Trains This Weekend

Today, Saturday, trains leave Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm,2.15 & 3.30 for Sunniside, Causey & return.

On Sunday and Monday, trains leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.15, 12 noon12.45 pm, 1.30, 2.15, 3 & 3.45  for Sunniside, Causey & return, hauled alternately by Cochrane or No.2.

There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track work on East Tanfield bank.

Locomotion will be in use at Marley Hill
(photo courtesy of Rob Fallon)
See the Tanfield Railway web for for more information about this weekend -click Plan a Visit / Timetables and Events / Event List.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Locomotion Replicated

Malcolm & Henry inspect Locomotion after arrival from Beamish on Ian Thompson's loader