At the gala the home locomotives also had a run out. Here Cochrane and No 2 are in harness with a passenger set. Or as a certain member might say"2 Percy's"
The other guest engine at the gala No 15 runs under Gibraltar Bridge on its way to Marley Hill shed, leaving its coaches for another locomotive
Tanfield Railway's annual gala saw two visiting steam engines, one of which, No 60 is shown here passing what was once the site of the railway's steam shed. 60 years ago this was a three track lay... (more)
Steam that did run on Sunday was this 0-4-0 Peckett. The second coach is one that was transported from British Columbia a couple of years ago and has been restored. The locomotive that came with i... (more)
The three replica early locomotives at Beamish museum are housed in a replica shed from 1825. On Sundays one is usually steamed to haul a rake of early coaches. Sunday last and nothing was running... (more)
No 2 and Twizell(3) raise steam in the yard before the days' activities
In my previous submission I mentioned that the diesels were out instead of steam. An event that rarely happens at Tanfield as steam on this railway is king. Here Tyne Improvement Commission number... (more)
With the railway's diesels being put into use today it was a chance to look at the steam fleet and do some urgent repairs. In Marley Hill shed the right hand cylinder is being inspected by volunte... (more)
A sight no longer seen at Bowes Railway. Both locomotives are in need of repair, the track is in a poor state and steam doesn't operate any longer. Back in the day this was a glorious sight.
Second last train of the day heads for the North Pole with a train of expectant children hoping for a present from Santa Claus
Inside Marley Hill shed, the oldest working shed in the world, and David is hard at work making the sparks fly whilst No 14 waits for its turn for restoration
Santa train at Tanfield railway
Crew of locomotive TWIZELL waiting for the signal to head into Andrews House station
At the start of their annual gala locomotives taking part begin to raise steam