Well known for his decades of involvement in steam preservation, restorer and master pattern maker Bernie Perch muscles one of his reproduction steam whistles upright, to demonstrate the scale of ... (more)
Tanfield Railway has possibly the highest number of locos for any railway in Britain with a total of 62 of various types. The majority though are awaiting preservation which possibly will never ha... (more)
Second day of The North Pole Express
Tis that time of year again and at Tanfield Railway the first Santa specials of the Christmas season ran in very appropriate weather conditions. It is many years since I remember there being so mu... (more)
113 is being worked on during a boiler test while bathing in its own water, after a blow down and a few tests of the injectors.
Much like it were 1950, the men of Project 113 make adjustments to the locomotives injectors during a steam test.
Bernie Perch looks on at #113 as the CNJ 3-chime whistle wails through the Minersville hills during a steam-up test.
The drivers of 113, soon to be brought back into motion, sit in a pool of water after a blow down was performed during a steam test.
CNJ #113 simmers under steam during a steam test next to Minersville Station platform.
7 foot broad guarge meets 4 foot 8 inch standard guarge at Didcot. GWR pannier tank on the left, Broad Guage Firefly on the right