Saturday, 30 April 2016

Saturday Staff

Chris preparing Cochrane; David with oil can & water treatment
(Photos courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Trains This Weekend

Cochrane and / or HL No.2 will be in use on each of today, Sunday & Monday.
HL No.2 & Cochrane heading a train past Marley Hill Signalbox in May 2015
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 29 April 2016

Marley Hill Today

The seasons have gone into reverse - the outlook was snowy this morning

Thursday, 28 April 2016

A Few Jobs for Thursday

The post millennium dumper to replace that from the mid 20th century

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Another Cold Day

Nigel cleaning brushes after undercoating the new site signboards

Monday, 25 April 2016

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Hey! Hey! USA

Hailing from across the Atlantic via USATC, WD, SR, BR, Ashford & KESR for the TR 2016 LOI gala will not be ......
NCB No.32 of Rising Sun Colliery, Wallsend - Davenport 2521 of 1943, scrapped 1954
(photo from the Charlton Collection in the Armstrong Photographic Trust)
..... but will be .....

Tomorrow's Trains

On Sunday, HL No.2 will take trains at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 from Andrews House to Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return
No.2 passing Marley Hill signalbox in April 2013, with Chris as fireman
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Friday, 22 April 2016

Friday Folk

Man & machine

JW Carmichael Talk Tonight

John Wilson Carmichael was a quite prolific maritime painter born in Newcastle 1799.   There's an SLS talk about him, including his status as a railway historian, at 7pm tonight in the Mining Institute.
The opening of the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway at Redheugh
(later the terminus of the Tanfield Branch), by JW Carmichael, 1838

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

East Tanfield Today

The photos below are all courtesy of Geoff Lowe:
Bill & Dick putting another coat on East Tanfield station

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Late News

Vic trimming the lawn
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

No News Today .....

..... just a photo of Twizell on 10 April, courtesy of Dave Hewitt

Monday, 18 April 2016

How to Find the Radius of a Track Curve

Track curves may be thought of as an arc of a circle, so the radius is just the distance to its centre.

Measuring this distance for a curved section of track is problematic, because the circle is very large, so the centre may be on someone else's land, over fences, in a wood, down an embankment, on top of a cutting, in a river, etc.   Fortunately, Pythagoras gives a practical solution .....

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Tomorrow's Trains

On Sunday, HL No.2 will take trains at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 from Andrews House to Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return
No.2 passing Causey car park in April 2014
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Bill's Gate

Nigel cutting box section for the new gates at Causey Level Crossing
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 11 April 2016

Coal Today, but When?

Someone left some A0 size card display boards at Andrews House recently.   They show facets of coal extraction & use as viewed in late NCB days.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Saturday of Toys & Trains

The photos below are all courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Luke watering Twizell, using the new hose

Friday, 8 April 2016

Trains This Weekend

This is the weekend of Tanfield Toys & Trains.   On Saturday, Twizell will take trains at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 from Andrews House to Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return
Twizell setting out from Marley Hill with empty stock on 19 April 2015

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Some Wednesday Work

Shaun & Colin working on East Tanfield station
(photos courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Marley Hill Shed & More

Rob & Bill painting sheets which will form the backs of new station signage

Monday, 4 April 2016

TR Area Route Diagram, 1877

Route Diagram of TR area dated 1877 (not to scale, north at bottom)
Dashed lines show roads; distances are miles.chains.links

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Sunday Work

Angela & Dave oiling AW No.2 .....
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Tomorrow's Trains

On Sunday, HL No.2 will take trains at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 from Andrews House to Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return
No.2 approaching Sunniside on Easter Monday, April 2015
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)