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

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Monday, 9 October 2017

Workshop & Outside

Dave further machining Horden's drawhook
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

TR Volunteers Visit the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

This weekend saw a few volunteers from TR visit the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway for their annual Victorian Weekend. 
Merddin Emrys stands at Beddgelert

Around Tanfield Today

Logan & Ben polishing No.2 this morning, as steam is raised

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Trains this Sunday

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 on test after overhaul in October 2012

Friday, 6 October 2017

New ET Carriage Shed Alignment Dig

Ian removing spoil from the alignment into the new carriage shed.
The front NW corner will be near the concrete sleeper in the left foreground.
The headshunt on which the waggons sit in the distance will be connected
through where the dumper stands to an offloading siding.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

More East Tanfield

Dennis & Steve filling the platform around yesterday's concrete pour

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Sunday Stuff

Alex, Oliver, Ben & Luke removing ash from the front of Marley Hill shed