Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Tuesday with a Difference

Dave moving Twizell, for loading No.6 & the photoshoot
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)

Monday, 30 March 2015

Monday Work

Coaling Twizell ready for use

Sunday, 29 March 2015

TR Today

Tom, Luke & David preparing Twizell

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Wartime Loco Move

Lambton No.14, built 1914, moved into Marley Hill shed for Great War Weekend 
(photos courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Friday, 27 March 2015

Andrews House Colliery

On 12 March I wrote that I knew of no photographs of Andrews House Colliery - I'd forgotten about that below, on the Sunniside Local History Society site.

Andrews House Colliery - loaded waggons would leave via the branch
alongside Marley Hill shed, joining the P&JR near the signalbox
Refer to  http://www.sunnisidelocalhistorysociety.co.uk/andrewshouse.html  or  http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/a010.htm  for more information.

Trains This Weekend

See the Tanfield Railway web for more information about this Great War Weekend.

On Saturday, HL No.2 will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, noon, 1.30 pm 3 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.

No.2 passing Marley Hill signalbox in March 2013
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Thursday at TR

Brian checking a suspension link for Horden, & working on a Gardner engine

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Today's Work

Tom turning the end of a brake shaft for HC No.38

To Be Today's Work

Plug this

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Dunston Staiths Open

Dunston Staiths open to the public every weekend 

Today at Tanfield Railway

Dave starting to disassemble a short section of track ......

Monday, 23 March 2015

People In the Workshop

Brian drilling Horden's axlebox wear plates, assisted by Jack

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sunday Stuff

Peter proudly presents a cross head slipper for HC No.38 to Tom

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Tomorrow's Trains

Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, noon, 1.30 pm 3 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.   Pre booked Winter Warmers are available on the 1.30, for the last time this year.
Cochrane on a foggy March day last year
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Starring Geoff & Bill

Works train passing Causey Crossing .....

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

A Few Jobs

Dennis, Dick & Bill packing to reduce the cant .....

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Tuesday Tasks

Brian working on Horden's wear plates

Monday, 16 March 2015

Monday in the Workshop

Ian & Brian discussing the digger's radiator,
in which the oil side is ok, but water leaks

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunday Again

Ben & Lewis filling coal bags
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Tomorrow's Trains

Ex Redheugh Gas Works Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, noon, 1.30 pm 3 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.   Pre booked Winter Warmers are available on the 1.30.

Cochrane under Gibraltar Bridge last March

Friday, 13 March 2015

Odds & Ends

Ian & Peter discussing work on Horden 

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Andrews House Colliery Branch, Mainly

Andrews House Colliery was about 400 yards SW of Marley Hill shed & closed in 1920.   It appears on maps, but I don't know of any photos of this pit; a capped shaft is evident.

Loading defective sleepers removed
on Tuesday from the Bowes main line

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Andrews House Preparation

The platform roads through Andrews House station are due to be refurbished immediately after Easter, requiring about 400 sleepers, some 95 lb/yd BH rail, 400 S1 chairs, & other fittings to be ready.
Nigel & Steve sorting & loading S1 chairs

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Beside the Carriage Shed, Mainly

Digging out around defective sleepers .....

Monday, 9 March 2015

In the Workshop

Brian marking out a thrust plate for Horden .....

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Another Sunday

Callum & Matthew cleaning HL No.2

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Tomorrow's Trains

Ex Keighley Gas Works No.2 will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, noon, 1.30 pm 3.15 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.   Pre booked Winter Warmers are available on the 1.30.   The loop is again in use at East Tanfield.

No.2 at Terrace Junction last March
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 6 March 2015

A Couple of Jobs - Mainly Coal

Ian machining an axlebox thrust plate for Horden

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Job Completion at Sunniside

Loading some of the defective timbers which have been replaced this week

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A Bit More Progress

Brian fastening a hanger to the milling machine bed

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Work in Progress

Brian milling a brake hanger for Horden

Monday, 2 March 2015

Around Marley Hill

Walter working on Horden's wheel boss wear plates

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Today, Sunday

Steve checking Cochrane's cotters