Saturday, 13 February 2016

Portraying Pits prior to Photography

Thomas Harrison Hair was a Victorian painter from Newcastle, noted for his water colours & engravings of colliery scenes in North East England in the nineteenth century.   Predating photography, these images are extremely useful in depicting industrial scenes of the time.
Friar's Goose Pumping Engine
(water colour by TH Hair)
Friar's Goose had Stephenson pumping engines which cleared 1.5 million gallons of water a day from Tyne Main Colliery at Felling.

Tomorrow's Trains

Passenger trains will leave Andrews House at 10.30 am, noon, 1.30 & 3 pm for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield & return.

Goods trains will leave at 11.15 am, 12.45, 2.15 & 3.45 pm for Sunniside, then non stop to East Tanfield & non stop return to Andrews House.   There is a supplementary charge, with limited seating on this train.

The photos below were all taken last Sunday by Dave Hewitt:
Twizell picking up waggons from Marley Hill yard .....

Friday, 12 February 2016

Friday Jobs

Vic preparing for spring grass cutting

Thursday, 11 February 2016

TR Today

Dave guiding a beam into the shed

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

More from the Shed Front

Nigel shortening one of the buttresses .....

ET Decorators

The photos below are all courtesy of Geoff Lowe:
Dick chamfering a filler lath

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

News & Views of the Shed Front

Ian welding door hinges for a relocated front door
(lh photo Dave Dixon) 

Monday, 8 February 2016

Continued Work

Dave working on No.2's brake blocks

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Sunday ... Epilogue

The photos below were taken yesterday by visiting photographer Allan Symons:
Steve & Richard setting up a new head in the miller


Ian & David discuss the gable as Twizell waits to be steamed
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)