Saturday, 31 December 2016

TR visits the Llangollen Railway


Today some TR volunteers visited the Llangollen Railway for their "Winter Warmer" event. Below are some photos from the event.


Callum, Mark, Stewart, (A happy Luke) and Geoff pose next to D5310 at Carrog 

Tommy Armstrong

Why Tommy Armstrong's Tea Room in East Tanfield station building?
Jack & Sarah in Tommy Armstrong's, which is on the site of East Tanfield Colliery

Friday, 30 December 2016

People at the Pole

The photos below were taken on Saturday 17 December by Carl Chambers:
David shovelling coal into Twizell

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Back up the Pole

The photos below of the North Pole Express on Thursday 22 December were taken by Ken Snowdon:
Twizell climbs Causey West Incline, away from East Tanfield

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Last running day of 2016

Angela waving AW No2 on to the stock

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Bank Holiday Tuesday

Stewart oiling No.2 this morning .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Monday, 26 December 2016

Boxing Day

No.2 raising steam.

49's Regulator

Jonny & Richard last Saturday .....

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Mince Pie Specials

Merry Christmas to all of our readers!

On Boxing Day & Bank Holiday Tuesday No. 2 will head mince pie specials from Andrews House at 10.30 am, noon, 1.30 & 3 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
Mince Pies

Saturday, 24 December 2016

NPE Day 11 @ ET

Lewis and Jack at work in the shop

North Pole Express Day 11 of 11

David oiling between No.2's frames, cheek against the curved balance pipe

Friday, 23 December 2016

North Pole Express Day 10

Ian shimming Twizell's fireman's injector valve spindle

NPE Day 10 @ ET

No.2 ready for action.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

North Pole Express Day 9

Guy checking the carriage brakes this morning

NPE Day 9 @ ET


David at work in the shop.

Pre Christmas Trains

Today,Twizell will haul the fully booked North Pole Express leaves East Tanfield at 10.30 am, 11.10, 11.50, 12.30 pm, 1.20, 2.00, 2.40, 3.20 & 4.00.    HL No.2 will be on standby at Marley Hill shed.

Tomorrow & Christmas Eve, Twizell & the train will be banked by No.2
Last Saturday, Twizell heads the North Pole Express onto Causey West Incline ......
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Continuation Work Again

Bob & Steve nailing together another wall frame for the toilets

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Continued Work

Ben polishing Twizell

Monday, 19 December 2016

Monday, Mainly in the Workshop

Ian handling a delivery of wood for carriage No.1

Sunday, 18 December 2016

North Pole Express Day 8

Jonny firing Twizell; Matthew cleaning No.2

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Inside 49's Boiler At the Shed

Jonny loosening No.49's regulator swan neck .....
(photo courtesy of Richard Charlton)

NPE Day 7

Luke starting his fire in No.2.

NPE Day 7 @ ET

Helen and Lewis in the shop

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday & Sunday, the fully booked North Pole Express leaves East Tanfield at 10.30 am, 11.10, 11.50, 12.30 pm, 1.20, 2.00, 2.40, 3.20 & 4.00.    Twizell will be the train loco, with No.2 banking.

Twizell at Andrews House in December 2014

Friday, 16 December 2016

Today's Preparation for the Express

Ian renewing AW No.2's alternator drive, ready for shunting tomorrow

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Wall Frames

Geoff & Dave working out how to cut a square ends

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Foundations

Receiving a delivery of concrete into the dumper

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Shuttering

General view of the foundations as we start

Monday, 12 December 2016

Horden & the Workshop

Malcolm & Dave discussing a job

Sunday, 11 December 2016

North Pole Express Day 6 around the Pole

Steve taking No.2 to the empty stock

NPE Day 6 @ ET

Sarah and Jack at work in ET shop

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Express Preparation

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Crews chat around No.2, with Twizell hiding behind

NPE day 5

Angela oiling point work with Dave supervising.

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday & Sunday, the fully booked North Pole Express leaves East Tanfield at 10.30 am, 11.10, 11.50, 12.30 pm, 1.20, 2.00, 2.40, 3.20 & 4.00.    Twizell will be the train loco, with No.2 banking.


No.2 & Twizell double head a North Pole Express out of East Tanfield
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Friday, 9 December 2016

Deliveries

A delivery of coal from Merthyr Tydfil, with part of a delivery for toilet construction
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Thursday, 8 December 2016

First Pour

Pouring rain outside, so Colin, Geoff & Bill tidy part of the woodwork shed

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Beside the Carriage Shed

Steve, Bob & Steve laying the damp proof membrane

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Starting the Foundations

Steve sawing ply for shuttering
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Monday, 5 December 2016

Bridge Evening

The Week Starts in the Workshop

Walter making a pin for Horden

Sunday, 4 December 2016

NPE Day 4 @ ET

Matthew..

North Pole Express Day 4

Visitors watching Twizell raising steam this morning

Saturday, 3 December 2016

NPE Day 3

Ryan oiling pointwork.

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday & Sunday, the fully booked North Pole Express leaves East Tanfield at 10.30 am, 11.10, 11.50, 12.30 pm, 1.20, 2.00, 2.40, 3.20 & 4.00.    Twizell will be the train loco, with No.2 banking.
Last Saturday's North Pole Express
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 2 December 2016

End of the Week

Alpha Tyres fitter mending a puncture on the fork lift

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Carriage Shed Appendages

Dave cutting his way out of the original container