Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sunday Variety

Dennis painting in the cafe

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Tomorrow's Trains

Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul 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.
Philip & I bring Cochrane into East Tanfield in May 2012

Friday, 29 May 2015

Another Couple of Jobs

Malcolm repairing an automatic flush

Thursday, 28 May 2015

A Couple of Jobs

Malcolm fixing a leaking ball valve
- he swears by LS-X

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Café Progress

Dennis & Geoff on plasterwork

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A Bit of Progress

Alan sawing packing pieces for Horden's cab ....

Monday, 25 May 2015

Smiles

The smiles below were photographed today by Angela Pickering (except as noted):
Tom & Mark

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Today at TR

Guy testing the signalling system at the start of the day

This Morning's Trains

Cochrane waits with the 10.30 & No.2 with the 11.15 at Andrews House

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Double Headed Sunday

The photos below were taken by Ken Snowdon last Sunday:
Cochrane & No.2 .....

Trains This Bank Holiday Weekend

On Sunday & Monday, trains will leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.15, noon, 12.45 pm, 1.30, 2.15, 3 & 3.45  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return, headed independently by No.2 & Cochrane.   (There will be no trains today, Saturday.)
No.2 & Cochrane with their trains at Andrews House at Easter

Friday, 22 May 2015

A Few Jobs

More bagging of coal is needed for this weekend

Thursday, 21 May 2015

A Hire & the Café

Malcolm plaster skimming & Geoff wall cladding

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Carriage Shed Café

Kevin assembling kitchen cabinets ...... 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

C&W Backshift

Mark rubbing down an undercoat on carriage No.7
(photo courtesy of Mark Pearce)

Café Cladding

Fire extinguishers - annual check

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Around Marley Hill Today

Stewart oiling between Cochrane's frames

Bowes Railway Blog Updated

The Planet of Bowes 

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Music at Marley Hill

The carriage shed transformed as a music venue this evening

Tomorrow's Trains

No.2 & Cochrane will doubled head 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 .
Angela firing No.2 & Callum firing Cochrane at Andrews House on 3rd inst.

Friday, 15 May 2015

An Interesting NE Web Site


Co-Curate is a web site presenting information about the North East of England - a local Wikipedia if you like - although the involvement of Newcastle University, museums, schools & community groups may keep it more accurate & focused.

For example, click:
    Topics / Historical Periods for NE events in a particular year
    Topics / People in History for NE famous folk
    Topics / Transport & Travel / Railway / Tanfield Railway for TR stuff

SeeLinks of Interest for over 200 web sites related to Tanfield, railways, & the North East of England

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Twizell Cafe

Dave joining wall plates .....

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Mainly Cafe

Bill & Dick mixing concrete .....

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

P&J's Café

John extending an electrical feed .....

Monday, 11 May 2015

At Marley Hill Today

Ian working on the cafe

Gala Visitors Confirmed.


Visiting from the North Tyneside Railway, 1883 built:
Kitson A No.5 

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sunday at TR

David oiling between No.2's frames

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Last BH Monday Review

The photos below were taken last Monday by John Turnock;
Cochrane & No.2 leave Marley Hill with empty stock  .....

Tomorrow's Trains

No.2 will haul 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 passing Marley Hill signalbox in May 2014

Friday, 8 May 2015

End of the Week

The Towne engineer inspecting chains .....

Thursday, 7 May 2015

A Few Jobs

Brian milling a crosshead slipper

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Wednesday Work

Dick, Kevin & Geoff plumbing the depths .....

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Monday, 4 May 2015

BH Monday Volunteers

The photos below were taken today by Angela Pickering (except where stated):

Sunday, 3 May 2015

May BH Sunday

Callum & Chris run Cochrane round at Sunniside .....

A Minor Milestone

The TR Blog was first published on 1 July 2011.   Today, the 500000th page will be viewed.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

People at Work

The photos below were taken today by Angela Pickering:

Trains This BH Weekend

See the Tanfield Railway web for more information about this May bank holiday weekend.

Today, Saturday, No.2 will haul passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm, 2.15 & 3.30  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return

No.2 approaching Bowes Bridge on Easter Monday
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Friday, 1 May 2015

Tom's New Controller

A brief visit with the Branch Line Society to the T&W Metro control centre at South Gosforth :
A control manager talking to members of the BLS

P&J's Café

With the container slung, Ian clamping the yard point