Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Monday, 20 November 2017

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Trains Tomorrow

HL No.2 will haul trains tomorrow to the new winter timetable (the last of this year before the North Pole Express).  Trains have a shorter stop at Andrews House, and a longer stop at East Tanfield.   The first train will leave Andrews House for Sunniside at 10.30 am; then leave East Tanfield for Sunniside at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm & 2.15 pm; the last train leaves East Tanfield for Andrews House only at 3.35 pm.   For full details see the timetable on the main TR web.
Tom & George on No.2 last November

Friday, 17 November 2017

Southwick

The photos below were sent a few weeks ago, & are courtesy of George Bowler :
Between the tanks of Southwick (RSH 7069 of 1942) at Ingrow, K&WVR

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Sunday Trains

Twizell will haul trains tomorrow to the new winter timetable.  Trains have a shorter stop at Andrews House, and a longer stop at East Tanfield.   The first train will leave Andrews House for Sunniside at 10.30 am; then leave East Tanfield for Sunniside at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm & 2.15 pm; the last train leaves East Tanfield for Andrews House only at 3.35 pm.   For full details see the timetable on the main TR web.
Twizell on filming duty in November 2016

For photos of last Sunday's trains by Ken Snowdon, click View more >> .....

Friday, 10 November 2017

Progress with 49's Firebox

A Newton's worker (looks like Jonny) drilling for 49's foundation ring
(photo courtesy of John Eastwood at Israel Newton's via Richard Charlton)

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Wednesday Work

Ian checking the safety valves as Graham inspects No.2 in steam

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Monday, 6 November 2017

Saturday, 4 November 2017

RSH Huskies

Huskies are lightweight diesel mechanical locos, with torque convertor & jackshaft drive, built in the late 1950s & early 1960s by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns Ltd.

Recently, Darryl Bond emailed a couple of photos of the 3'6" gauge Husky operating on New Zealand's Oamaru Steam & Rail.
RSH 7908 of 1962 on Oamaru's scenic harbour railway
(photo courtesy of Darryl Bond)

New Timetable Tomorrow

Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul trains tomorrow, Sunday, on the first day of the winter timetable, which has some extra changes.  Trains will have a shorter stop mid way at Andrews House, and a longer stop at the East Tanfield end of the line, with trains shown as travelling from East Tanfield to Sunniside & return.   The first train will leave Andrews House for Sunniside at 10.30 am; then leave East Tanfield for Sunniside at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm & 2.15 pm; the last train leaves East Tanfield for Andrews House only at 3.35 pm.   For full details see the timetable on the main TR web.
Autumn colours surround Cochrane at Bowes Bridge on a sunny November day in 2015
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 3 November 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Trains This Weekend

All Halloween trains are fully booked this Saturday & Sunday, with no tickets available on the day.   For more information please read about the Tanfield Ghost Train on the main TR website.
Ben cleaning Twizell last Halloween

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Point & Prep

Brian & Nigel screwing down the straight stock rail

NBL Workers

A interesting photo which I saw last Friday in Kelvingrove, Glasgow, of MC1 class loco No.1642 delivered to SAR by NBL just before WWI:
The bonnets, general attire & style are notable - can you spot any likenesses to MH folk?
(photo Glasgow Museums)
See http://viewer.e-pics.ethz.ch/ETHBIB.Bildarchiv/index2.php?id=ETHBIB.Bildarchiv_Ans_05373-1549-FL for a zoomable sharp image.   Google for more about the loco, NBL or Kelvingrove.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

A Couple of Jobs

Steve, Bill & Rob starting to fit new rollers to the digger
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Last Sunday's Coal Train 2

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Hewitt:
Peter using Cochrane to conjure clouds at Causey

Trains Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Sunday, Keighley Gasworks No.2 is due to head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm, 2.35 pm & 3.55 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
No.2 steaming south under Gibraltar Bridge last October

Friday, 20 October 2017

Last Sunday's Coal Train 1

The photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
Sir Cecil A Cochrane & waggons approach Terrace Junction

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Point & Urinal

Shaun fitting pipe clips .....
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Talks

There will be an Stephenson Locomotive Society talk on the Origins & Development of NER Tyneside Electrification starting 7 pm on Friday 27 October 2017 at the Mining Institute.
NER Electric Parcels Van preserved at Stephenson Railway Museum 
More information about talks in our area may be found by clickingEvents Diary below the heading of this blog.

More information about the SLS Newcastle section is published on the SLS website and the SLS blog

Monday, 16 October 2017

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Similarity of Work, not Budget

Platform 12 rebuild at Waverley yesterday

Trains Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Sunday, is "Colliery Railways Day" during which Twizell is due to head mixed trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.45 pm 3.35 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return, while Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul a coal train north from Andrews House at 11.05 am, 12.21 pm, 2.31 pm & 4 pm.
Twizell at Andrews House in October 2015

Friday, 13 October 2017

Export Tanfield

Tanfield features in this current German magazine
(lead courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Wednesday, 11 October 2017