Did you know? The Tanfield route used wayleaves, so was privately owned, never by a railway co.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Sunday Tour

Jim making a new stop end for Twizell's injector steam valve
Ben making trimmings & Peter trimming pliers for Ben's use

Steve hammer-checking tightness of Cochrane's cotters
Jonny cleaning Dochrane
Angela doing the daily big shunt
Ian & Peter discussing repair of Twizell's injector steam valve
Steve driving Cochrane from Marley Hill with the empty stock
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Me (with John, behind) removing coal overspill at Andrews House
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Frank tidying the garden
Cochrane bringing a southbound train into Andrews House
Mark repairing a droplight
Jack & Susan check back as the train leaves
Ian adjusting the buffer stop in East Tanfield carriage shed
Susan prepares to wave her train off
Logan signals all clear after the train passes Causey Level Crossing
Helen, Martin & Malcolm at work in Pontop Canteen
Matthew & Jack in the MS&L guards van
Tom torquing
Alex, Oliver & Tyler levelling a bed alongside ET carriage shed ......
...... rolling out the field drain pipe.....
..... & setting it on the bed .....
..... after which Ian covers the pipe
Dropping ballast to lift the buffer stop
Bob cleaning AW No.2
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Chris grinding in Horden's regulator valve
Ben & Callum drilling pilot holes in Horden's smokebox patch
Angela chatting with Stewart as he dismantles panelling from van No.111
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
This ex-LMS van was brought from Middlesbrough docks nearly 40 years ago
Cochrane's boiler being blown down prior to work for its annual inspection
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

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