Monday, 31 August 2015

Bank Holiday Monday - the director's cut with extra volunteers

No.2 propelling empty stock past Cochrane & the first train of the day
(photo courtesy of Guy Tritton)

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Saturday at TR

Dave guarding the carriage shed ground frame
(photo courtesy of Stu Armstrong)

Friday, 28 August 2015

Odd Jobs

Vic on the horizon, keeping the grassy areas in trim

This BH Weekend's Trains

Tomorrow, on the last Saturday running of this summer, Cochrane will take passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45 am, 1 pm, 2.15 pm 3.30 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
Cochrane leaving Andrews House earlier this month

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Today at TR

Matthew signalling Alan on AW No.2 into the carriage shed
(photo courtesy of David Reed)

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

East Tanfield Station, Only

Cameron cutting wall footings to accommodate drains

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, on the last Thursday running of this summer, No.2 will take passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45 am, 1 pm, 2.15 pm 3.30 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
George taking No.2 taking its train out on the line last month

Monday, 24 August 2015

Stu's Sunday People

All photographs below were taken yesterday by Stu Armstrong:
Group discussions while Ethan shovels

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Saturday, 22 August 2015

At Causey Level Crossing

The photos below were all taken today at Causey Level Crossing by David Reed:
A perspex view of No.2 approaching

Friday, 21 August 2015

Last Saturday's Volunteers

The photographs below were taken last Saturday by Carl Chambers:
Matthew the guard & David the driver

This Weekend's Trains

On Saturday, HL No.2 will take passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45 am, 1 pm, 2.15 pm 3.30 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
No.2 at Andrews House in May

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Drains in the Sun

Steve & Nigel raising a manhole to finished ground height

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Thursday, Keighley Gasworks No.2 will take passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45 am, 1 pm, 2.15 pm 3.30 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
No.2 at Andrews House last month

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Monday, 17 August 2015

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Angela's Saturday

The photos below were taken on Saturday 15 August by Angela Pickering:
Chris, David & Luke getting Cochrane ready

Saturday Ops

Cochrane taking the empty stock from Marley Hill
(photo courtesy of David Reed)

Friday, 14 August 2015

Scheduling

An earlier view of Causey Arch in winter
(photo WRE Lewis)
Historic England maintains records of listed buildings and scheduled monuments.  You may find it interesting to read about Causey Arch:
Listing - http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1240816
Scheduling- http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1002364

We have other scheduled ancient monuments nearby (as well as those who may be found at TR), for example at Bobgins - http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1018225
and the culvert under Causey embankment - http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1260837
although the near 300 year old embankment itself is neither scheduled nor listed.
Please note that the stated derivation of the name Bobgins may be incorrect.

This Weekend's Trains

On Saturday, Sir Cecil A Cochrane will take passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45 am, 1 pm, 2.15 pm 3.30 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
Last August, Cochrane at Causey, with No.2 waiting to move the train into the headshunt

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Tanfield Railway Today

Cochrane blowing off in Marley Hill station before leaving with the empty stock

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

East Tanfield Work

Ian sprinkling pipe bedding 

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Thursday, Sir Cecil A Cochrane will take passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45 am, 1 pm, 2.15 pm 3.30 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.

Cochrane passing Bowes Bridge on 1 August
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Monday, 10 August 2015

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Saturday with Bears

Tom on No.2 bringing Cochrane out of MH shed, to steam it
(photos courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Friday, 7 August 2015

Safety First #1

I recently acquired a pre WWW I booklet entitled The "Safety" Movement, a GWR publication which was reprinted & presented to employees by the NER to encourage staff to ask themselves Is it safe? as they went about their duties.   While the photographs & methods may be dated, the messages remain relevant.
What's the primary mistake of this track worker?

This Weekend's Trains

This is Teddy Bear's Picnic weekend - see the main TR Web  Events / Events List for details.
Walter's too high five in August 2013

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Thursday at Tanfield, with Trains

Chris & Geoff continue to plywood clad ET toilet walls
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Wednesday at Tanfield, Updated

Bill & Bob digging for the water connection at East Tanfield .....
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Thursday, Cochrane will take passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45 am, 1 pm, 2.15 pm 3.30 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
Cochrane running round its train at Andrews House last August

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Tanfield Today

Colin & Nigel fitting a fascia board to ET station
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 3 August 2015

Stu's Sunday

The photos below were all taken yesterday by Stu Armstrong:
Alan the station porter

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Saturday's Running with People

Cochrane passing Bowes Bridge with the last train of the day
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Twizell Last Sunday

The photos below were taken last Sunday by Dave Hewitt:
Twizell passing Causey car park