*** Wednesday trains have been cancelled during school summer hols, and Sat 16 Aug. See timetables on TR web for more ***

Friday, 1 August 2014

Odd Jobs

Ian loading more CS1s for Tanfield

Trains This Weekend

On Saturday and Sunday trains will leave Andrews House at  10.30 am, 11.45, 1 pm, 2.15 3.30  for Sunniside, Causey & return.
No.2 & Cochrane on a coal train in September 2013
Trains run on Thursdays, Saturdays (except 16 Aug) & Sundays until the end of August, but not on Wednesdays.   Cochrane or HL No.2 will be used.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Harriet's Army

The three part Harriet's Army, a scene from which was filmed at Terrace Junction, and another in Marley Hill yard, will be shown on CBBC at 9am next Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 August.   Reviews have been good.   The filming took place on Monday 31 March, and featured in the blog on 1 April.

Previews of Harriet's Army 

Around Marley Hill Today

Ryan at the ground frame, young Bob on No.2,
shunting the carriages for today

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tanfield Track Reinstatement

Ian removing sleepers & reducing the bed

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tanfield Track Removal

Today we removed the track along the remainder of East Tanfield station platform, to enable faster replacement of the defective wooden sleepers with CS1s.

John & Dave removing chair screws

Monday, 28 July 2014

A Few Jobs

Ian unloading the muscleman ....

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Track work Sunday.

Today down the line...   
Setting down the muscle man .

Tattershall Castle

We've had aeroplanes today, so here's a paddle steamer from our roving reporter Tom Hartley, who's visiting the capital and been taking a refreshment break on the Tattershall Castle, built by William Gray in 1934 at British West Hartlepool for the LNER
Tattershall Castle (photo by Tom Hartley)
Those of you with a nautical inclination or a monkey fetish will be aware that Wingfield Castle, a sister ship of Tattershall Castle, is moored at the interesting Museum of Hartlepool   The third Humber paddler Lincoln Castle was recently scrapped.

Sunday at Marley Hill

Before lighting up, David passing firebars to Danny

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Saturday Ops

All photos below are courtesy of Jon Peppercorn:

David & Chris have lit Cochrane