Did you know? Horses worked the Tanfield route for 156 years (1725-1881); locos for 137 years (1881-2018)

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Tomorrow's On the Waggon

Tomorrow is the On the Waggon event - all times given below are provisional.

Twizell will head passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter East Tanfield at 11.10 am, 12.40 pm, 2.10 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last passenger train leaves East Tanfield at 3.40 pm for Andrews House only.
Twizell passing Bowes Bridge in February 2017
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

East Tanfield Development

Inserting one of the baseplates (drilled yesterday) under a crossing nose .....

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Some Sunday Shots

Outside Marley Hill shed this morning, Ben & Henry clean Twizell's wheels

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Ben Brooksbank's photos & Creative Commons Licence

When looking for photos of Hawthorn Leslie locos on the web, I came across these by Ben Brooksbank under the Creative Commons Licence:
HL 3427 of 1920 ex Alexandra Docks Railway No.36 as BR 1205 at Cardiff Canton shed in 1951

Tomorrow's Branch Line Trains

Tomorrow is Branch Line Day.   Twizell will head mixed (passenger & goods) trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
Twizell leaving Marley Hill with a mixed train in February 2017 

Friday, 16 February 2018

Last Sunday's Diesels

The photos below were taken last Sunday & are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
At Bowes Bridge, No.35 leading the way to Sunniside .....

New Shed Steelwork

The steelwork for the new carriage shed at East Tanfield has been fabricated by Northern Structures at Amble, as their photos below show:

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

East Tanfield Work

David manning Causey Crossing to let the works loco through .....

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Monday, 12 February 2018

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sunday Stuff

Jonny using a samson to move Horden's frames & reposition its side rods, for inserting pins

Diesel Electric Locos from South Tyneside Industry

Featuring Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle works no. D22 built 1933 0-4-0 DE No.2 ex Reyrolles at Hebburn; & Ruston & Hornsby of Lincoln works no. 418600 built 1958 0-4-0 DE No.35 ex Tyne Improvement Commission at Tyne Dock

The photos below are courtesy of Dave Hewitt:
Nos.2 & 35 pass Causey car park .....

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow is the Delivered by Diesel event.   Reyrolle's No.2 & TIC No.35 will head passenger trains from Andrews House at 10.30 am, & thereafter East Tanfield at 11.25 am, 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm for Sunniside & return.   The last train leaves East Tanfield at 3.35 pm for Andrews House only.
No.35 being shunted by No.2 in June 2012

Friday, 9 February 2018

Last Sunday's Coal Trains

The photos below were taken last Sunday & are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:
Cochrane leaving East Tanfield with the coal train

Thursday, 8 February 2018

East Tanfield on Thursday

Malcolm & Brian chatting while working on Horden's sanding gear

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Monday, 5 February 2018

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Progress on 49's Boiler

The photos below showing fitting of crown stays to 49's boiler at Newton's were taken on Tuesday 30 January & are courtesy of Richard Charlton.
Showing roof stays with nuts attached

Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow is the Coals to Newcastle event.

Friday, 2 February 2018

A Few Jobs

David letting the Husky through Causey Crossing, on its way to collect the dumper

Thursday, 1 February 2018