Sunday, 30 November 2014

North Pole Express Day 2

Bob removing cladding sheets from No.6; Danny descaling

Saturday, 29 November 2014

North Pole Express day 1 (2014)

This morning: Matty attempting to
light up HL No2.

North Pole Express Day 1

Anthony explaining the day's activities to the reception
team (Ben, Euan, Adam, Andrew) at East Tanfield
(photo courtesy of Callum Gilchrist)

Last Sunday

Appeal to photographers - please send shots of this weekend's North Pole Express for the blog

The photos below were taken last Sunday by Ken Snowdon:

Danny taking AW No.2 & its 2 carriage train past
MH signal box - HL No.2 approaches the headshunt

Friday, 28 November 2014

United at the Union Rooms on Monday

The Wednesday workers invite all Tanfield volunteers to meet in the Union Rooms this Monday 1 December from about 7.30 pm..
Hats optional

Calm before the Storm

Vic tidying up his stocking ground 

Trains this Weekend

Cochrane & No.2 will take the Express from East Tanfield to the North Pole (AH) & return this Saturday & Sunday.   All tickets to see Santa have been sold - sorry.

The man in red in the grotto

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Work on No.6

Geoff & Dave removing the boiler slides.....

Dunston Staiths Talk Tomorrow

There's a talk by David Fraser about the NER's Dunston Staiths, from which most of the coal from the Tanfield Branch was shipped, at the Mining Institute at 7pm this Friday 28 November.

Dunston Staiths in their heyday
Dunston Staiths in September, accessible by the
public during the 2014 Heritage Open Days

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Wet Day at Tanfield

The works train passing under Gibraltar Bridge

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Mainly at Tanfield

Vic continuing to clear the AD sleepers

Monday, 24 November 2014

Set Up Work

Vic restacking AD sleepers outside the picnic area

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Today Around TR

Richard disassembling No.6 for boiler assessment

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Tomorrow's Trains

HL No.2 will haul trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, noon, 1.30 pm 3 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.   The run round loop is not yet in place at East Tanfield (volunteers welcome) , so AW No.2 will be used to release the train loco.

No.2 at Andrews House last December
(photo courtesy of Carl Chambers)

Friday, 21 November 2014

More from Last Sunday

All photos below were taken last Sunday by Ken Snowdon:

Twizell propelling the waggon, which will form
part of its train, out of Marley Hill shed yard

Thursday, 20 November 2014

East Tanfield Loop Work

All photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:

Loading CS1s at Marley Hill .....

Twizell last Sunday

At the second footpath crossing on East Tanfield bank
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

East Tanfield Work

Heading past Bobgins bound for East Tanfield

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

More Odd Jobs

Nigel & Dave attaching a ladder to No.6 signal
- to access the lamp for NPE running in the dark

Bowes Railway Blog Updated

Bowes Railway Blog
Bowes Railway Blog 

Monday, 17 November 2014

Odd Jobs

The pick up goods heads past Bobgins crossing

Thank You



ALMOST TWO YEARS WORK,

EAST TANFIELD IS OPEN TO PASSENGER TRAFFIC

THANK YOU ALL


IAN

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Mainly at East Tanfield

First day of operation at East Tanfield since February 2013 ......

Matthew & Steve preparing Twizell this morning

Fusible Plugs

Newly made fusible plug bodies ......
(photo courtesy of Richard Charlton)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Last Sunday

The photos below were taken last Sunday by Ken Snowdon

No.2 leaving Marley Hill shed .....

Tomorrow's Trains to Tanfield

Twizell will haul trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, noon, 1.30 pm 3 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.   The line from Causey to East Tanfield, closed since February 2013, will reopen to passenger trains tomorrow.   The run round loop is not yet in place at East Tanfield (volunteers welcome) , so AW No.2 will be used to release the train loco.
Twizell in Causey Woods in late January 2013
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 14 November 2014

Friday

Ian checking platform clearances at East Tanfield

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Thursday at Tanfield

The works train passing Bobgins crossing

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Wednesday Work

Vic attending to his steed 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Tuesday at TR

Tappet interlock diagram for ET ground frame
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Monday, 10 November 2014

Monday Foci

Walter about to start work on Horden

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Sunday Trackwork

Ethan, Dennis, Cameron, Euan, Ryan & Callum .....

Sunday General

David oiling No.2 this morning

Saturday, 8 November 2014

WYSIWYG

The colour photos below are all courtesy of Ken Snowdon.   Tomorrow's weather may be similar, with the same train.
No.2 propelling its train round Marley Hill curve
onto our main line, the route of the 1725 waggonway

Tomorrow's Trains

No.2 will haul trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, noon, 1.30 pm 3 pm  for Sunniside, Causey & return.   The line from Causey to East Tanfield remains closed to passenger trains.

No.2 at Andrews House North station last November

Friday, 7 November 2014

A Few Jobs

Towne engineers inspecting the lifting tackle in the wheel lathe room & workshop

Thursday, 6 November 2014

A Day in the Woods

Dave, Geoff & Rob gauging & screwing down chairs at a replaced sleeper

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Continuation Work

Another works train at Bobgins heading for ET

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Tuesday Track

Ian bringing in a potential blade replacement

Monday, 3 November 2014

From Ian

The photos below are courtesy of Ian Cowan:
The check rails & strong backs on their way to
East Tanfield on Friday 24 October
- see Down the Line on 26 October

A Couple of Jobs

Vic was out flailing, John doing electrical work, Bobby worked on FPL bars, while Ian did a line inspection etc, but the shots I got were these:
Jim making more .....

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Sunday Trackwork

Views of the team levelling ballast in Causey Woods:

Levelling ballast at a curve which still needs
a reduction in the cant

Sunday Ops

Guy inserting the token .....

Saturday, 1 November 2014

More of Today

Rising Sun Locomotive Trust members paying
homage to Jennifer (HC 1731 of 1942) at Embsay
(RSLT photos courtesy of Tom Hartley)

Steam Today in Shields

Regular steam trains at South
 Marine Park, South Shields

Tomorrow's Trains

No.2 will haul trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, noon, 1.30 pm 3 pm  for Sunniside, Causey & return.   The line from Causey to East Tanfield remains closed to passenger trains.

Keighley Gas Works No.2 at Causey last November