Thursday, 31 August 2017

Thursday Ops

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Ben & ? cleaning No.2 this morning

Concrete with Colin

The photos above are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Ian doing final cleaning of a shutter ready for pouring concrete

Thursday's Trains

Today, the last running Thursday of the school summer holidays, HL 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 running round at Sunniside earlier this month  

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Concrete Prep

The photos below are courtesy of Nigel Wheeler:
Bill & Ian relaying the road for the dumper 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

ET Concrete

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Steve, Ian & John handling another delivery

Monday, 28 August 2017

BH Monday

HL No2 at Sunniside 

Marley Hill Signalbox

Marley Hill signalbox on 27 August 2017

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Some Signalbox Views

Alan on No.2, drawing the carriages out of the shed

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Saturday Ops

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Ben & Callum preparing carriages this morning

Trains this Bank Holiday Weekend

Today, Saturday, 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 on the traverser in August 2012, on its way back into traffic with a new firebox

Friday, 25 August 2017

Friday Finale

At ET, Ian moving a shutter into position for pouring concrete next week

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Concrete & Cochrane

Ben & Matthew cleaning Cochrane this morning

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wednesday Work

30 tonnes of coal delivered from Merthyr Tydfil this morning

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Tuesday Tasks

Ian & Dave doing final preparation of shuttering .....

Monday, 21 August 2017

Monday Matters

Fleet Tanfield outside Marley Hill shed, with Twizell being test steamed

Back to Saturday


The footplate crew- Matthew and David 

Sunday, 20 August 2017

A Few from Today

Peter & Richard working on Horden's RH crosshead

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Free Talks


Free talk: John Grundy's History of Newcastle from 1 pm - 2pm on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Bewick Hall, Newcastle City Library.

Explore provides lifelong learning in Newcastle, & is holding a free taster event of short talks from 11 am - 1 pm on Tuesday 26 September at Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle.

Book talks via Explore - Lifelong Learning in Newcastle or phone 0191 261 1633.

Other talks (public, free, chargeable or members only) in the North East may be found by clickingEvents Diary at the top of any page of this blog.

Trains This Weekend

Today, Saturday, Cochrane 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.
In August 2014, Cochrane entering Andrews House ......

Friday, 18 August 2017

49's Boiler Progress

49's boiler at Israel Newton's, with firebox outer wrapper repairs complete
(photo courtesy of Richard Charlton)

Thursday, 17 August 2017

More Thursday

The photos below are all courtesy of Dave Dixon:
Dennis, John & Steve  levelling concrete on East Tanfield bay platform

Thursday Trains

Matthew getting Cochrane ready for service

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Wednesday Work

Bill, Steve, Nigel & John survey their handiwork - another former set up

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Today's Work

Ian taping joints in the formers at East Tanfield

Monday, 14 August 2017

Back To Saturday

Mark the fireman on No2

Another Monday

Eric priming the shotblast cabinet .....

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday Mix

Angela setting the road .....

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Views of Today

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering:
Matthew, Logan & Tom preparing Cochrane & No.2 this morning

Trains This Weekend

Today, Saturday, HL No.2 & Cochrane will double head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm & 2.35 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
In August 2015, HL No.2 backing onto Cochrane to double head from East Tanfield .....

Friday, 11 August 2017

Haltwhistle Station Heritage Open Days

Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership have arranged for parts of Haltwhistle station to be freely open to the public during Heritage Open Days on Friday 8 & Saturday 9 September 2017
Haltwhistle old booking hall .....

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Casting, Painting & Steaming

Bill, Geoff & Colin painting the signalbox shutters

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Some of Today's Work

Dave & Geoff preparing NH signalbox .....

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Concrete Development

Works train passing Causey Level Crossing

Monday, 7 August 2017

Start the Week

Ian changing the faulty steam valve to No.2's vac ejector

Volunteer!

Dave Russell, volunteer electrician, from our new Volunteer video
(video & still courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sunday Stuff

Richard altering a split pin .....

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Trains This Weekend

Today, Saturday, Cochrane is due to head trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, 11.50 am, 1.15 pm & 2.35 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.
Cochrane approaching MH signalbox in August 2016

Friday, 4 August 2017

A Couple of Jobs

Vic using the roller on the car park

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Wet & Dry

Preparation of HL No.2 by Antony & me
(photos courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Today'sTrains

Today, the first Thursday of the school summer holidays, ex Keighley Gasworks 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 at Andrews House last August

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Work This Wednesday

Angela working on Twizell's gauge glass drain

Tuesday, 1 August 2017