Thursday, 20 July 2017

Today's Work

Jim having trouble with the miller

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Another Day

Bill making spacers for toilet cubicles

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Today at Marley Hill

Dave, Bill, Colin & Steve dig a channel to install a vent for the septic tank

Monday, 17 July 2017

Workshop Monday & Metro Control

Malcolm assembling the safety valves
on Horden's dome cover

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Sunday Stuff

Alex & Ben cleaning Twizell's tubes

Saturday, 15 July 2017

NewcastleGateshead Promo

Recently, a video promoting attractions in rural Gateshead was produced by the NewcastleGateshead Initiative in conjunction with Heart radio.   The resulting video (which includes TR) is on the Heart website for the next couple of weeks.
TR features briefly in the NGI / Heart video promo 

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Cochrane 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.
View from a carriage verandah - Luke drives Cochrane under Gibraltar Bridge last Sunday

Friday, 14 July 2017

Armstrong Whitworth 1931

Peter loaned me copies of "The Locomotive / Railway Carriage & Wagon Review" for the first 6 months of 1931.   Adverts & articles in these magazines clearly show a push by Armstrong Whitworth into the railway market:

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Continuations

Malcolm unfastening Horden's cab floor

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Waterworks

Nigel & Bill setting up the pipework for the drainage field

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

More Toilets

Dave & Steve in the ladies
(photo courtesy of Colin Gibson)

Historic Electric

Recently I've been sent links which may be of interest to the electrically minded of South Shields :
Still from a newly published YouTube video of the Harton system in the late 1980s
- here shewing AEG No.9 running alongside an early Metro at Chichester
(still, link & video courtesy of Richard Youl) 

Monday, 10 July 2017

In the Workshop & Sheds

Barry setting up a brake crank for Horden, for drillimg

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Sunday Around TR

Richard refitting bolts to 49's cylinder block

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Sir Cecil Algernon Cochrane 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.   A warm sunny & cloudy day is forecast.
Callum & Tom on Cochrane at Andrews House on a damp July day in 2015

Gala Backtrack #6

Friday

You don't quite realise how big of a loco UGLY is until you see it from the Lambton Van. 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Friday Tasks

David...

Gala Backtrack #5

The photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:

Friday 16 June 2017 - afternoon photo charter

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Toilets

The photos below are courtesy of Geoff Lowe:
Geoff marking skirting boards .....

Gala Backtrack #4

The photos of people below are courtesy of Carl Chambers:

A Ran Tanner being photographed by David .....

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Today in the Carriage Shed

The photos below are courtesy of Nigel Wheeler:
Ian working on the drainage field

Gala Backtrack #3

The photographs & captions below are courtesy of Michael Denholm:

Friday 16 June 2017 - afternoon photo charter
Two visitors outside the shed at Marley Hill

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Gala Backtrack #2

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Hewitt:

Friday Evening
Cochrane, No.21 & Twizell raise steam outside Marley Hill shed

Monday, 3 July 2017

Gala Backtrack #1

The photos below are courtesy of Stu Armstrong:

Saturday
Logan & Andrew watering No.21

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Today

Guy the guard checking his train at Sunniside .....

Yesterday

Young Bob driving No.22 at Bowes Railway on Saturday
- the loco has since been stopped for its 10 year boiler test
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow, Cochrane 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.
Alan - happy to drive Cochrane in July 2012