Monday, 31 October 2016

Another Week Starts .....

Walter removing a clack valve from No.2 for repair

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sunday Stuff

Photos of the Tanfield Ghost Train event will appear on Facebook, Twitter & Flickr - click the buttons near the top of this page to view these - more will be added after the event closes tonight.

Ethan starting to clean the shed doors

Saturday, 29 October 2016

From a Photographic Evening

The photos below were taken on Saturday 22 October 2016 by Dave Hewitt:

Friday, 28 October 2016

Friday Fun - preparing for Halloween

Ian removing the sleepers used during rebuilding of Marley Hill shed gable

This Weekend's Trains

This weekend, the normal timetable, travel & tickets are suspended for Halloween, and instead we present:

Tanfield Ghost Train
Do you dare take a trip on the Tanfield Ghost Train? Visit the Tanfield Railway on the 29th and 30th October for a spine tingling, hair-raising journey along the World's Oldest Railway. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for creatures lurking in the dark and things that go 'shunt' in the night!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Today's Work

Boiler inspector Graham (left) viewing the new tubeplate for No.6 at McEwen's
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

More Wednesday, including ET

David & Cameron cleaning in front of Marley Hill shed
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Wednesday work

Post & photos by David Reed

Cochrane and No.2 in steam for their annual steam test. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Saturday's photo evening

All photos below are courtesy of IAN COOK and were taken last Saturday during our photography evening.

A Few Jobs

A different view of Marley Hill site from Birkland Lane this morning

Briefly back to Saturday

Post & photos by David Reed

Last Saturday we held a photo evening, a good opportunity for photographers to capture scenes of the railway in hours of darkness. Below is a selection of photos from the preparation for and beginning of the event along with a few other on going projects.
Luke needle gunning 

Monday, 24 October 2016

Monday, Mainly in the Workshop

Dave preparing to machine Horden's steam brake piston rod

Sunday, 23 October 2016

This Sunday

Twizell with empty stock, waiting in Marley Hill station
(seen from near the signalbox)

Last Sunday

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Hewitt:
Looking through Marley Hill shed, with No.2 being prepared outside

Saturday, 22 October 2016

This Afternoon & Evening

Tomorrow's Trains

Twizell will head passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 for Sunniside, Causey Arch, East Tanfield & return.
Last Sunday, Twizell heading for East Tanfield with waggon & van
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday Bits

Ian in No.2's firebox, removing the fusible plug .....

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Down the Wall

Dave & Chris cleaning the gable face

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

On the Other Side & at ET

Nigel adding to the gable

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

On the Wall

Bill & Steve fit capping to Marley Hill shed gable wall

Monday, 17 October 2016

In the Workshop

Dave making a taper pin .....

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Passenger & Coal Trains

Luke watering Twizell at Andrews House

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Saturday

Kyle painting Hordens frames.

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow is Colliery Railways Day at Tanfield Railway.

No.2 will head passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30, 11.45, 1.15, 2.30 & 3.45 for Sunniside, Causey Arch, East Tanfield & return.
No,2 at Causey in October 2014

Friday, 14 October 2016

Some Style

Likely lads with Cumbria (HE 202 / 1878) on the London extension of the GCR, c1900
(photo from Contractors Locomotives GCR, Leicestershire Museums 1974)

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Nearly at the Top

Michael lifting mortar to Chris

Great Exhibition of the North

On Tuesday, the DCMS announced that Newcastle-Gateshead are to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018 
The Exhibition may bring Rocket back to Stephenson's works from the Science Museum
Press reports on this forthcoming opportunity to showcase arts, design & innovation are available from the Guardian and BBC 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Dry Day in ET Station

The photos below are courtesy of Geoff Lowe:
Cameron & Dennis painting

Wet Day on the Wall

Bob mixing mortar for David ......

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Tuesday Things

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Dave painting Andrews House footbridge beams

Monday, 10 October 2016

In the Workshop Today

The photos below are all courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Malcolm. Eric & Ian on signage; Walter repairing a box

TR Weekend Visit to FR

The photos below were taken on a visit at the weekend to the Ffestiniog Railway by TR volunteers, and are courtesy of Kyle Allsopp, except as noted:
Chris, David, Mark, Callum, Euan, Luke, Geoff & Kyle go first

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Sunday from the Train

The train passing Marley Hill signal box on the way
to Sunniside.

Mainly from the Gable

Matthew, Ben & Ethan cleaning No.2 this morning

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, 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.
No.2 leaving Andrews Jouse last Sunday
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Usual Work Continues

At East Tanfield, Colin paints a window frame

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Gable Progress, etc

Steve installing stainless steel wall ties

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Marley Hill Shed Front Gable

Colin mixing mortar ......

Monday, 3 October 2016

Workshop etc

Dave boring a connecting rod link for Horden

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Same Sunday, Different Viewpoints

Luke & I looking out from No.2 while propelling into Andrews House
(photos courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Sunday


Derek driving...
(Photo courtasy of Antony Walker)

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Saturday Assortment


David doing the Armstrong's daily running
checks this morning. 

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, 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.
No.2 raising steam at Marley Hill in September