Sunday, 31 August 2014

Sunday Mix

The works train heading out from Marley Hill
- Angela driving & Ryan as guard

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Later Saturday

All photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:

Ian removing the signal arm from No.5; Dave working on the Lambton van

Early Saturday

All photos below courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Tom oiling Cochrane

What Does a Diesel Driver Do ......

..... between trains at Causey?
Is there anything of interest here?
(photos courtesy of Bob Payne)

Friday, 29 August 2014

A Couple of Jobs

Ian working on Twizell's replacement regulator slide valve

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday & Sunday trains will leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm, 2.15 3.30  for Sunniside, Causey & return, hauled by Sir Cecil A Cochrane.

Please note that tomorrow is the last extra day of summer running - we run every Sunday, except for special events.   The line from Causey to East Tanfield remains closed to passenger trains.
Cochrane at Causey last August

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tanfield on Track

Vic - ready for work & flailing near Terrace Junction

Monday, 25 August 2014

Bank Holiday Monday

All photos below are courtesy of Ian Cowan:

Chris & David preparing HL No.2

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Friday, 22 August 2014

Various Jobs

Ian taking bagged coal to Andrews House
NB We need volunteers to bag coal

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday trains will leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm, 2.15 3.30  for Sunniside, Causey & return, hauled by Sir Cecil A Cochrane.

On Sunday & Monday trains will leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.15, noon, 12.45 pm, 1.30, 2.15, 3 3.45  for Sunniside, Causey & return, hauled by our ex Keighley & Redheugh gas works locos No.2 &  Cochrane.

If you are interested in gas works locos, click on .....

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Thursday Ops

Peter checking his train's vacuum brakes, and adding a tail lamp before setting out for Andrews House

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Another Day at Tanfield

Early morning delivery at Engine Curve
- read on to find out what is happening

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

More Harp

The harpist who visited last Thursday (see Interesting Day and Video blog posts) was also featured on BBC Radio Newcastle on Thursday's Drive Time, page 3 of Saturday's Journal, the Northern Echo (I think on Friday - see the Northern Echo website) and Tyne Tees TV Local News on Sunday evening

David Watkins at Causey last Thursday
It would be interesting to see copies of the newspapers, if anyone has these.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

A Wedding at Tanfield

This Morning Angela and Ian 
cleaning HL no2 in preparation for the wedding.

Sunday's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, trains will leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm, 2.15 3.30  for Sunniside, Causey & return, hauled by ex Keighley Gas Works No.2.

Please note that the railway, Andrews House station & Marley Hill site are closed to the public today, Saturday.
No.2 at Marley Hill in April 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014

Video of the Harpist & his Father's Loco

Video of David Watkins at Causey Yesterday
(courtesy of Dave Dixon)

A Few Things

Brian making adjustments on the digger

No Trains This Saturday

Please note that in a change to schedules, there will be no public trains tomorrow, Saturday 16 August, and the site will be closed.   We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment that this may cause.

Please refer to Timetables for days and times when we will run public trains this month.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Down the Line

Colin, Ian, Dave & Steve inserting a rail
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sunday Stuff

No.2 & Cochrane raising steam outside Marley Hill shed

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Saturday Extra

The photos below are courtesy of Gillian Peppercorn:

HL No.2 from Gibraltar Bridge .....

A busy Saturday.

Today's "twos" being prepared.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Yesterday

The photos below were all taken yesterday by Jon Peppercorn:


This Weekend's Trains

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

On Sunday trains will leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.15, noon, 12.45 pm, 1.30, 2.15, 3 3.45  for Sunniside, Causey & return.
No.2 arriving at Causey last August
Trains run on Thursdays, Saturdays (except 16 Aug) & Sundays until the end of August, but not on Wednesdays.   Cochrane or HL No.2 will be used.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Bob's Shots

All photos below from today's operations courtesy of Bob Payne:

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

A Previous Weekend

The photographs below were taken by Ken Snowdon on 31 May & 1 June, the Rural Railways event:

The Farne Islander passes Marley Hill signalbox

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Track work Tuesday

The supervisor overlooking
the track work.      

The Tuesday Track Team at Tanfield

All photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:

Ian lowering a 60' rail towards the chairs, with
Angela, Rob, Colin & Matthew ready to assist

Monday, 4 August 2014

TR Today

Tom measuring for HC 38's RHS cylinder cover
(photo courtesy of Miranda)

Centenary of British Entry into WWI

Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated on 28 June 1914. A month later, on 28 July 1914 World War One started in central Europe with the invasion of Serbia by the Austro Hungarians.   Britain entered the war 100 years ago on 4 August after Germany invaded Belgium & Luxembourg, then moved on France.

Geoff Lowe (GL) & Susan Lowe (SL) took the photos below on 30 March 2014 when Durham Pals visited Tanfield Railway
It was a foggy day at Andrews House (GL)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sunday Variety

Dan helping to prepare Cochrane
(photo courtesy of Jon Peppercorn)

Saturday, 2 August 2014

SLS

The Stephenson Locomotive Society (SLS) have a stall and live steam 9 1/2" gauge railway at the Model Mania event at Locomotion this weekend.
Ryan & other SLS members move "Orion"

Saturday Ops

David topping up
the vac pump on AW2 ...

Friday, 1 August 2014

Odd Jobs

Ian loading more CS1s for Tanfield

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday and Sunday trains will leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm, 2.15 3.30  for Sunniside, Causey & return.
No.2 & Cochrane on a coal train in September 2013
Trains run on Thursdays, Saturdays (except 16 Aug) & Sundays until the end of August, but not on Wednesdays.   Cochrane or HL No.2 will be used.