Sunday, 31 July 2016

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Friday, 29 July 2016

Trains with Teddies This Weekend

Tomorrow, Saturday, HL No.2 will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 for Sunniside, Causey Arch, East Tanfield & return.    Kids with teddies travel free.
HL No.2 entering Andrews House in July 2015

Tanfield Today

Malcolm painting station sign boards

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Thursday Ops

Today was the first Thursday of train operation during school summer holidays:
Kyle checking Cochrane's sand boxes

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Doorway Widening

At East Tanfield, Geoff led his team in widening a doorway in the station building & took the photos below:
Dick removing wainscot & laths .....

More Gable Work

Nigel & Bill in the basket .....s

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Portal Frame Removal, featuring Dave & Colin

Today, we removed the portal frame holding down the roof, in preparation for final blockwork:
Dave unbolting the frame from a purlin .....

Monday, 25 July 2016

Tanfield Marine Engineers

The photos below were taken on Saturday, & are courtesy of Bob Hedley
The brig Stavros S Niarchos tied up at Sunderland
(Brigs have 2 main masts)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Sunday Stuff

Alan bringing AW No.2 (replacing HL No.2) onto empty stock at Andrews House .....

Friday, 22 July 2016

Trains This Weekend

Tomorrow, Saturday, HL No.2 will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 for Sunniside, Causey Arch, East Tanfield & return.
Me & Angela on No.2 at Andrews House in July 2015
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Thursday Tasks

The photographs below are all courtesy of Dave Dixon:
David mixing mortar .....

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016

Mainly Marley Hill Workshop

Lineshaft engines - Dennis cleaning the diesel & Peter the gas
(RH photo courtesy of Angela Pickering

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sir Cecil A. Cochrane will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 for Sunniside, Causey Arch, East Tanfield & return.
Cochrane passing Causey picnic area car park in May
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 15 July 2016

Good Firemanship Booklet

Cover of "Good Firemanship"
Andrew Beevers recently sent me a copy of the booklet "Good Firemanship" published in 1956 by the British Transport Commission (BTC).   The 32 page A6 size booklet was intended to assist BR steam locomotive firemen in getting the most heat from coal with least waste.

The ideas & directions contained therein seem to apply to larger locomotives on faster, heavier, longer runs, so don't transfer directly for TR use.   However, many of the facts & arguments are interesting, may be useful, & are worth discussion.

The booklet is crown copyright, a copy being held in the National Archives, but as far as I understand may be published if acknowledgement of this copyright is given.   It is available for download from https://archive.org/details/GoodFiremanship 

Thursday, 14 July 2016

More Gable

Malcolm concentrating on painting the edge of a noticeboard

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Front of MH Shed

Scaffold was erected inside Marley Hill shed about 2 years ago, to protect against falling render, eg see the blog post for 13 May 2014, in which Rob & Dave work on construction
Dave, Dave & Rob dismantling scaffolding inside Marley Hill shed

Monday, 11 July 2016

Monday in the Workshop

The photos below were taken today by Angela Pickering :

Brian, Jack & ?? working on the diesel engine for the line shaft

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sir Cecil A. Cochrane will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 for Sunniside, Causey Arch, East Tanfield & return.
George driving Cochrane up Causey West Bank in May
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 8 July 2016

A Few from Today

A group from Cummins at Darlington volunteered to do odd jobs - such as paint signal posts

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tuesday @ Tanfield

Dave, Steve & I adding a longitudinal brace to the gable scaffold
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

Monday, 4 July 2016

Bridge Evening

Clockwise from 7 : Eric, Dick, David's arms, Chris, Mark, John, Dave, Geoff, Dennis, Colin, Bill, Bill & Ken

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Invitation

Geoff Lowe invites Tanfield volunteers to meet at the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle from 7pm on Monday 4 July.
The Bridge Hotel is at the north end of the High Level Bridge

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sir Cecil A. Cochrane will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 for Sunniside, Causey Arch, East Tanfield & return.
Cochrane leaving East Tanfield in May
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 1 July 2016

Friday Jobs

Alan replacing signage following the recent music event