Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Today at Marley Hill

All photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Nigel & Steve working on a replacement axle
for the jacker packer

Monday, 29 September 2014

More from Sunday.


(LH) The track team ready to head off to work. 
(RH) Derek 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday Work

Dan & Dan cleaning Cochrane

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Tomorrow's Trains

On Sunday, trains will leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm, 2.15 3.30  for Sunniside, Causey & return.   The line from Causey to East Tanfield remains closed to passenger trains.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Final Gala Assortment

The photos below were taken on Sunday 14 September, and are all courtesy of Ken Snowdon:

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Views from our German Correspondent

All photos below are courtesy of Tom Ruthemann, who has visited Tanfield many time since the 1980s:
A different view of Bobgins

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Tanfield Trackwork

All photos below are courtesy of Nigel Wheeler:
Geoff, Bob, Ken & Ian discussing
the East Tanfield bay facing point lock

Bowes Blog Updated

No.22 (photo Neville Whaler / Bowes Blog)

Gala Oddments

The photos below are all courtesy of Dave Hewitt:

Dave Hewitt's Gala Poster

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Tuesday at Marley Hill

All photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:

Dave lighting the forge .....

Something Different

Coming from a seaside town & knowing the examples at Redcar & Scarborough caused me to look at this:
A view of the power mechanism .....

Monday, 22 September 2014

Monday at Marley Hill

All photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:

Jacker packer exhaust maintenance by Dave

LNER ballast brakes.


Another picture from Shildon on Saturday 
of a LNER ballast brake.
 (inside the museum)

Locomotion Tenth Anniversary

The photos below taken at Saturday & Sunday's tenth anniversary celebration of the opening of  Locomotion (NRM Shildon) are courtesy of Nigel Wheeler:

HL No.2 outside the main shed, with Chris visiting

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Ballast & Birthday 🎁

Dave (the boss)
over seeing the track work.

Ops today.

Tom, Chris and David
 chat this morning around Cochrane...

Gala Sunday with No.29 by Dave Hewitt

All photos below are courtesy of Dave Hewitt:

Gala Sunday by Henry

 All photos below are courtesy of Matthew Pickering:

Saturday, 20 September 2014

No2 at Shildon

HL no2 is visiting the "NRM Shildon"  
along with other locomotives from different 
Railways for the 10th Anniversary of the museum 
being open. No2 was performing passenger services today  
along side former gala visitor (2008) Bellerophon. 


(LH) Locomotives outside of the museum.
(RH) No2 passing under the road bridge 
on a service train ...

Tomorrow's Trains

On Sunday trains will leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm, 2.15 3.30  for Sunniside, Causey & return, hauled by Twizell or Sir Cecil A Cochrane.   The line from Causey to East Tanfield remains closed to passenger trains.

Gala Sunday by Dave Dixon

All photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:

Friday, 19 September 2014

Gala Saturday from Callum Gilchrist

All photos below are courtesy of Callum Gilchrist:

A layout in the carriage shed .....

Gala Saturday by Ken Snowdon

All photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:

Cochrane at Terrace Junction, with Twizell at the rear

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Today's Work

Rob & Geoff working on signalling
(Photos courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Gala Sunday People by Harry Hann

All photos below are courtesy of Harry Hann:

Rob guarding his doors on train one

Gala Friday Prep for Henry

All photos below are courtesy of Matthew Pickering:

Chris, Bob & Anthony assembling 2' gauge track

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Ballasting @ East Tanfield

All photos below are courtesy of Nigel Wheeler:

Dennis & Ken receiving a bucket of ballast from Ian

Ellington Pit

There's a talk about Ellington tomorrow at 6 pm at the Mining Institute, Westgate Road.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tuesday Stuff

Vic - ready for work

Monday, 15 September 2014

Return to Work

Michael, Brian & Jim discuss reaming & countersinking Horden's buffer beam

Mining Machines (Saturday)


Matty preps No2 this morning. 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Gala Sunday End

Ryan showing the token to David on Cochrane .....

Gala Sunday

Lambton No.29 in steam this morning.....

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Gala Saturday

Nos.2 & 29 passing Boyd's on the 5.30 from Causey
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)
There are a few more shots on Tanfield Facebook & Tanfield Twitter 

Gala Timetable

2014 Gala Timetable for Saturday & Sunday

Friday, 12 September 2014

Friday's Photo Feature

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Hewitt, and taken on Friday's pre- gala photographic evening at Marley Hill shed:

Friday Gala Prep

All photos below are courtesy of Matthew Pickering:

The Lambton brakevan has been moved from the
woodwork shop to the 5 road shed, ready for use .....

Dunston Staiths

Dunston Staiths, owned by Tyne & Wear Building
Preservation TrustHeritage Open Days 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

General Work

Rob continuing work on the rodding rollers.....

Press Coverage

Newcastle Journal Monday 9 Sep 2014, p14, with muck from Sunniside

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Other Wednesday Work

Dave, Nigel, Ken & Dennis jacking
a dip out of the track at Causey .....

Wednesday at Marley Hill.

Ian and Angela doing a fitness to run
on Twizell. 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tuesday Tasks

Dave, Nigel, Bill & Colin sorting point rodding
for the new East Tanfield scheme

Tanfield @ Baltic

Mo Coade has a final masters degree show of photographs & video featuring some Tanfield Railway material open to the public at Baltic 39 this Friday 12-6 & Saturday 12-6.


Note: Baltic 39 is at 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle NE1 1EW, rather than Gateshead Quayside

Monday, 8 September 2014

Various Jobs

Peter & Brian chiseling remnants of chain drilling
from the draw hook hole in Horden's buffer beam