Saturday, 22 April 2017

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Twizell will 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.
Twizell passing Causey car park exit in April 2013

Tomorrow is also a Lord Armstrong Family Fun day, when our Armstrong Whitworth diesel electric loco will be in Andrews House station, with public access to the cab, & its history explained as below, by David Watchman:

Friday, 21 April 2017

John Wilson Carmichael

There are many well known artists associated with NE England, one of whom was John Wilson Carmichael, a landscape & maritime painter.   I first published a Carmichael painting on this blog a year ago, showing what eventually became the terminus of the Tanfield Branch.   Carmichael produced several railway scenes in NE England in the mid 19th century.
Victoria Viaduct over the River Wear

Thursday, 20 April 2017

ET Again

Jim working on an oil pot

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Odd Jobs

Brian setting up a job on the miller

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

ET Conrinued

The works train on its way to East Tanfield

Easter Sunday

All photos below were taken on Easter Sunday by David Harrison 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter Monday

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Richard readying No.2 for the day

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Friday, 14 April 2017

Trains This Weekend

Edwardian Easter trains run on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

Today, Good FridayHL No.2 will 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 about to head south from Causey in April 2016

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Mainly ET

Still drilling stay holes to tie the platform walls:
Works train on its way to East Tanfield

Wednesday Workers

Angela watching30 tonnes of Merthyr Tydfil coal coal being delivered

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

East Tanfield Today

We're preparing to repair the platform at ET:
Bill, Dave, Bob & Rob levelling .....

Monday, 10 April 2017

Monday Mix

Malcolm cleaning the bore of Horden's LH cylinder
(photo courtesy of Jack Picknell)

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Today Around Tanfield Railway

David oiling under No.2's traction motor cover .....
(NB compare the Laurence Scott motor with the 1933 photo in Saturday's post)

TR Volunteers Visit the GNSF

On Saturday some of the railways volunteers took a trip over to Beamish Museum for there annual Great North Steam Fair. 

Dave, Andrew, Owen, David, Kyle, Luke, Mark, Euan, Chris and David take a trip on the Waggonway 

Sunday Views

Twizell and AW.No2 at SS with the first train of the day 

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Twizell will 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.
Twizell leaving Andrews House last Sunday
(photo courtesy of Neville Whaler)
Tomorrow is also a Lord Armstrong Family Fun day, when our Armstrong Whitworth diesel electric loco will be in Andrews House station, with public access to the cab, & its history explained .....

Friday, 7 April 2017

49 at Israel Newton's

The photos below were taken by or supplied via Richard Charlton.   They show No.49's boiler in the throes of inner firebox removal at Israel Newton's Cromford works.

Showing some back head stays having been removed

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Thursday Jobs

Ian filling gaps in the clerestory of Marley Hill shed
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Continued Tasks

Dennis & Tony laying blocks in the bin bay

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Monday, 3 April 2017

Workshop Monday

Peter & Jim checking that a side rod (from Horden) is level .....

Sunday, 2 April 2017

A Typical Sunday

Jonny driving Twizell out of Marley Hill this morning

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Twizell will 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.
Preparing Twizell for steam in April 2014
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)