Friday, 28 February 2014

General Maintenance

 Richard fitting Horden's cab back, on his last day with EHSI and TR

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Continued Jobs

Geoff holding up while Malcolm fastens down
the last few chairs on the recent resleepering

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Wednesday Work

Vic lifting in a rail for Nigel & Geoff

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Monday, 24 February 2014

Marley Hill Monday

Comparing Horden's front and back buffer beams

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Coal Train Day at Tanfield

Peter the guard meets his train at Andrew House

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Ian Nairn on BBC iPlayer

There are interesting programmes available on BBC iPlayer which have not been on TV for many years, nor are they likely to be broadcast in future.   Some feature Ian Nairn, one of which involves a journey by rail from Leeds to Scotland around 1970 - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=nairn

Ian Nairn at Riccarton Junction 

Tomorrow's Trains

The Coal & Iron special event is tomorrow.   Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul mixed trains from Andrews House for Sunniside, Causey & return at the new times of 10.30 am, 12 noon, 1.30 & 3 pm.   There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track relaying on East Tanfield bank.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Around Tanfield Railway Today

Ian checking the fit of a mud hole door on Twizell

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Slewing in Causey Woods

Ian using the muscleman to realign track near Bobgins

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Added Wednesday Events

The new heater has arrived for the workshop ....

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Back on Track

Michael drilling a replacement buffer beam for Horden

Monday, 17 February 2014

Monday at Marley Hill

Dave & Eric tracing a lighting fault on AW No.2

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Tanfield Today

No.2 shunting waggons onto the empty carriages
at Marley Hill, to form the mixed train
(photo courtesy of Guy Tritton)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow is the last of the Freight in February days.   HL No.2 will haul mixed trains from Andrews House for Sunniside, Causey & return at the new times of 10.30 am, 12 noon, 1.30 & 3 pm.   There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track relaying on East Tanfield bank.

There are due to be demonstrations at the forge and guided tours of Marley Hill shed.

No.2 & mixed train at Andrews House on 2 February
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Mixed Trains Last Sunday

Similar mixed trains will run tomorrow, headed by No.2 (HL 2859 of 1911):
Cochrane leads round Marley Hill curve onto the 1725
route with empty stock and AW No.2, the Causey pilot
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 14 February 2014

Some Cleaning, etc

Jon Paul steam cleaning the floor
at the front of Marley Hill shed

Thursday, 13 February 2014

A Couple of Jobs

Geoff cleaning Twizell's frames ....

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A Cold Day

Steve & Jon Paul checking tightness
of fishplate bolts .....

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Mainly Twizell

 Nigel removing a fusible plug; and cleaning Twizell's front tubeplate

Monday, 10 February 2014

Today's Work

All photos below are courtesy of Ian Cowan:

Dave, Eric & Malcolm working on Twizell

Launched 1991

Wellington (BH 266 of 1873) is the oldest locomotive at Tanfield.   Wellington's saddle tank was fabricated at Swan Hunter's shipyard.   When Wellington was completed and ready to run, Richard Charlton arranged for it to go to Swan's for joint publicity coinciding with the launch of RFA Fort George.   Richard gave me 3 photos yesterday, which were taken around that time and appear below:
Wellington at Swan Hunter late February 1991
(photo courtesy of Richard Charlton)

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sunday Around Marley Hill

 Tom & Chris take Cochrane off shed; Chris coupling to the goods waggons

Two Talks at the Mining Institute, plus Another

Metro p35, 16 January 2014 - talk Tuesday 11 February 7pm

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow is one of the Freight in February days.   Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul mixed trains from Andrews House for Sunniside, Causey & return at the new times of 10.30 am, 12 noon, 1.30 & 3 pm.    There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track relaying on East Tanfield bank.

There are due to be demonstrations at the forge and guided tours of Marley Hill shed.

Cochrane approaching Sunniside on 19 January
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Last Sunday's Mixed Train

Similar mixed trains will run tomorrow, headed by Cochrane:
No.2 southbound at Causey car park
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 7 February 2014

Friday Variety

Vic replacing the embankment behind the carriage shed

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Twizell on Thursday

Starting the day offloading another delivery of CS1s

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

A Wet Wednesday

Nigel & Ian jacking Twizell's boiler at the firebox .....

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

A Cool but Bright Tuesday

Vic rearranging the site behind Marley Hill carriage shed

Monday, 3 February 2014

Marley Hill Monday

Richard & Brian straightening Horden's cab roof

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Freight in February 1

David oiling HL No.2

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow is one of the Freight in February days.   HL No.2 will haul mixed trains from Andrews House for Sunniside, Causey & return at the new times of 10.30 am, 12 noon, 1.30 & 3 pm.    There will be no passenger trains beyond Causey due to track relaying on East Tanfield bank.

There are due to be demonstrations at the forge and guided tours of Marley Hill shed.

No.2 leaving Sunniside last Sunday
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)