Saturday, 18 November 2017

Trains Tomorrow

HL No.2 will haul trains tomorrow to the new winter timetable (the last of this year before the North Pole Express).  Trains have a shorter stop at Andrews House, and a longer stop at East Tanfield.   The first train will leave Andrews House for Sunniside at 10.30 am; then leave East Tanfield for Sunniside at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm & 2.15 pm; the last train leaves East Tanfield for Andrews House only at 3.35 pm.   For full details see the timetable on the main TR web.
Tom & George on No.2 last November

Friday, 17 November 2017

Southwick

The photos below were sent a few weeks ago, & are courtesy of George Bowler :
Between the tanks of Southwick (RSH 7069 of 1942) at Ingrow, K&WVR

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Sunday Trains

Twizell will haul trains tomorrow to the new winter timetable.  Trains have a shorter stop at Andrews House, and a longer stop at East Tanfield.   The first train will leave Andrews House for Sunniside at 10.30 am; then leave East Tanfield for Sunniside at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm & 2.15 pm; the last train leaves East Tanfield for Andrews House only at 3.35 pm.   For full details see the timetable on the main TR web.
Twizell on filming duty in November 2016

For photos of last Sunday's trains by Ken Snowdon, click View more >> .....

Friday, 10 November 2017

Progress with 49's Firebox

A Newton's worker (looks like Jonny) drilling for 49's foundation ring
(photo courtesy of John Eastwood at Israel Newton's via Richard Charlton)

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Wednesday Work

Ian checking the safety valves as Graham inspects No.2 in steam

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Monday, 6 November 2017

Saturday, 4 November 2017

RSH Huskies

Huskies are lightweight diesel mechanical locos, with torque convertor & jackshaft drive, built in the late 1950s & early 1960s by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns Ltd.

Recently, Darryl Bond emailed a couple of photos of the 3'6" gauge Husky operating on New Zealand's Oamaru Steam & Rail.
RSH 7908 of 1962 on Oamaru's scenic harbour railway
(photo courtesy of Darryl Bond)

New Timetable Tomorrow

Sir Cecil A Cochrane will haul trains tomorrow, Sunday, on the first day of the winter timetable, which has some extra changes.  Trains will have a shorter stop mid way at Andrews House, and a longer stop at the East Tanfield end of the line, with trains shown as travelling from East Tanfield to Sunniside & return.   The first train will leave Andrews House for Sunniside at 10.30 am; then leave East Tanfield for Sunniside at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm & 2.15 pm; the last train leaves East Tanfield for Andrews House only at 3.35 pm.   For full details see the timetable on the main TR web.
Autumn colours surround Cochrane at Bowes Bridge on a sunny November day in 2015
(photo courtesy of Ken Snowdon)

Friday, 3 November 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Wednesday, 1 November 2017