Saturday, 31 October 2015

Halloween Prep

The photographs below showing last minute prep for today's Halloween event are courtesy of David Reed:

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, All Saints Day, Cochrane will take passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, noon, 1.30 pm 3 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
Cochrane heading for Andrews House last November
cf two carriage train at North Sunderland (Pathe)

Friday, 30 October 2015

TR Today

David setting up props for tomorrow's sold out Halloween event
(photo courtesy of David Reed)

Thursday, 29 October 2015

The Decorators are In at ET

The photos below are courtesy of Geoff Lowe

Malcolm painting & Chris smoothing a ceiling

Special Train Hire

Dave signalling the empty stock into Andrews House

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

ET Today

Bill applying sealer to the concrete floor

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Progress at East Tanfield

Bill & Cameron clearing materials into the waggon in ET bay

Monday, 26 October 2015

More at East Tanfield

Dave & Dennis cutting a roof sheet.....

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Up & Down the Line

Richard machining a journal radius (Horden)

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Exhibitions

On 18 September, I mentioned an exhibition at St Mary's Church, ending on 31 October, which focuses on the Tanfield Branch and Dunston Staiths.

North Pole Preparation

Rod, Guy & Colin today starting to transform Andrews House into the North Pole
(photos courtesy of David Reed)

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, is the start of our winter train season, with clocks back one hour & 4 trains per day.   Sir Cecil A. Cochrane will take passenger trains from Andrews House at  10.30 am, noon, 1.30 pm 3 pm  for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
Cochrane near Bowes Bridge last October
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 23 October 2015

Successes

Graham observing the pressure at which Cochrane's valves lift; Angela firing
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Inside Tanfield

Strong winds prevented progress on roofing today .....

Geoff & Colin painting

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Inspection & Construction

Ian & Graham the boiler inspector checking Cochrane's stays
(Graham Morris Engineering, 07734560802)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Tuesday @ East Tanfield

Bill plastering over cracks
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)

Monday, 19 October 2015

Monday at Marley Hill

Alan & Malcolm removing plugs for Cochrane's annual boiler inspection

Buses to Tanfield Railway

Go North East buses from Newcastle to Stanley which pass the Marley Hill site / Andrews House station entrance of Tanfield Railway are changing from Sunday 25 October 2015.
Old style X31 - rebranding toToonLink black is under way
X30 will provide an hourly Sunday service
X30 & X31 increase to every 15 minutes Monday - Friday
X30 & X31 are every 30 minutes on Saturdays

NB X30 travels via Whickham & Sunniside, X31 via Gateshead Interchange & Sunniside.

Newcastle to Consett buses X70 & X71 which pass through Sunniside appear to be little changed.

For more information download the X30 / X31 timetable 

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Coal Train Day

Cochrane marshalling waggons .....
(photo courtesy of David Reed)

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Coal Train Charter

All photographs below are courtesy of David Reed:
Twizell taking water at Andrews House .....

Coal & Passenger Trains Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Coal Train Day, & both Twizell & Sir Cecil A Cochrane will be in use.

Twizell & Cochrane raising steam outside Marley Hill shed last Sunday
(photo courtesy of Jack Picknell)

Friday, 16 October 2015

East Tanfield Work

John measuring .....

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Further ET Work

ET water input pipe being pressure tested

Bedlington Lad in the News

Daniel Gooch now has a blue plaque at Windsor & Eton station in recognition of his transatlantic communication work.   
Daniel Gooch
Four Gooch brothers from Bedlington were big in railway engineering in Victorian times - see Daniel Gooch, John Gooch & Thomas Gooch on Wikipedia.   Grace's Guide details William Gooch & the fifth brother George Gooch, who was Lintz colliery manager & civil engineer,  living at Tanfield.

Perhaps Owen would add a comment to let us know why the Gooch family went to Bedlington ......

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

ET Work

Fencing
Dick & Nigel planting posts .....

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Tuesday @ Tanfield

Dave digging in the roadside verge for water connection into ET;
the mounds in front are by moles, those at the rear, Dave

Monday, 12 October 2015

Monday Mix

Dave squaring a section of Cochrane's new injector valve spindle to be able to fit a handle

Sunday, 11 October 2015

More Sunday

Jack & Peter detailing Horden work

Some Signalman's Views

Marley Hill yard from No.15 signal

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, 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 setting out from Sunniside last month
(photo courtesy of John Turnock )

Friday, 9 October 2015

Tanfield

John on electrics; I'm fencing

Thursday, 8 October 2015

East Tanfield Return

Chris, Dave & Malcolm starting to erect a gate

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Wet Outside - Work Inside

Nigel using a mitre saw to cut architrave for door frames

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Through Today

Rob & Kevin sawing

Monday, 5 October 2015

Work Continues .....

Malcolm & Eric installing more fence before rain arrives

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday Around the Railway

Ethan helping Richard to set an axle from Horden in the wheel lathe

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sunday, 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 setting out from Andrews House last October 
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt) 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

East Tanfield Work

Dave, Bill, Colin & Chris .....