Sunday, 29 January 2017

TR Today

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Steve on No.2 approaching MH signalbox

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, No. 2 will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm & 2.35 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.   The train will consist of 4 carriages due to  party bookings.
No.2 heading for Andrews House with the last train of the day last Sunday .....
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Friday, 27 January 2017

Cochrane

Cochrane's decennial boiler examination starts in a little over a week with a thorough visual examination by the inspector.   As far as possible, external & internal surfaces of the shell should be clean and accessible.
Ian cleaning around the seat & studs of the safety valve stand

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Monday, 23 January 2017

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, No. 2 will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm & 2.35 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.

No.2 climbing into Andrews House in January 2014
(photo courtesy of Henry Elliott) 

Friday, 20 January 2017

Marley Hill Station

Marley Hill was the first station on TR, built from about 1977 to serve trains shuttling to Bowes Bridge loop.   The station is now disused, pending a westward extension towards Byermoor on the P&JR.
Passenger access to MH station in 1986 was via this crossing - but who's the keeper?
(Photo courtesy of Rob Fallon)

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Monday, 16 January 2017

Workshop Day

The photos below are all courtesy of Angela Pickering :
Jack measuring Cochrane's tank,
with a view to replacement

Our Austerities at Work on Our Railway

Gamma passing Causey Level Crossing in October 1994
(photo courtesy of Robin Stewart-Smith)

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Where, What, Who, When, Why?

TR 30 years ago?
(Photo courtesy of Rob Fallon)

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, No. 2 will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm & 2.35 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.

No.2 rounding the curve into Bowes Bridge in January 2016
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 13 January 2017

Cochrane's 10 Year Exam

Sir Cecil A Cochrane needs to have its boiler stripped so that more surfaces than are exposed than are annually available for inspection.
Ian cutting the ends of tubes .....

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Continued Jobs

Ken sanding the edge of a new noticeboard
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Toilet Walls

Dave bracing another section of wall which has been erected

Saturday, 7 January 2017

C&W Saturday

Andrew cleaning part of No.8's rear Wheel set tyre ready for painting...

Chapman & Furneaux Locomotives +

The photos below have been copied from the web or scanned; copyright remains with the respective owners & publishers.

On the NRM blog there's an article about the end of GEC traction and its predecessors, which included this catalogue cover:

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, No. 2 will head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm & 2.35 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
A scene not to be repeated for a while - Cochrane leaving Marley Hill .....
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Friday, 6 January 2017

Cochrane's Bank Holiday Monday

The photos below were taken by Ken Snowdon last Monday:
At the start of the day, Cochrane's inside Marley Hill shed  ......

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Further Progress

Cochrane, Twizell, No.2 & No.2 sunbathing on a cold morning

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Some Progress

Ian & Angela on a periodical line survey encouraging .....

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Back to Work

Dave & Rob removing the formers from the concrete base of the new toilets .....

Monday, 2 January 2017

Monday Views part 2


All photos below are thanks to BRIAN CARTER
Cochrane raising steam...

Monday Views

Chris and Sarah in discussion and Sonia serving at ET 

First of 2017

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering, except where noted:
Matthew & Ben cleaning Twizell

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Tomorrow's Mince Pies

Happy New Year to all of our readers!

Tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday, No. 2 will head mince pie specials from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm & 2.35 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
No.2 with a Mince Pie Special leaving Andrews House in December 2015