Sunday, 13 May 2018

Back Field Tidy Up

Trains may not have been running today but volunteers were still in, early doors, and continuing with the mammoth task of tidying up the back field. Today included mainly sorting out a pile of sleepers and neatly (ish) stacking the good ones and throwing the bad ones into the rotten pile.


The majority of the sleepers were well intact with chairs still bolted in place, the dumper truck was used to pull most of them out



The John Deere tractor was used to clear shrubbery and dump ash in its place


Good sleepers starting to pile up



Piling up the rotten sleepers

The area to the left after clearing it of sleepers, the good sleepers are stacked up in the RHS of the photo



Thursday, 10 May 2018

CIC No.10 Update

Consett Iron Company No.10's engine is currently in the middle of receiving a full service in the workshops, the loco is planned to be in action at the next Diesel Day event on the 17th June

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

This Sunday

Unfortunately there will be no trains running this Sunday (13th May) due to bridge works being carried out on the Tyne & Wear Metro Bridge at Percy Main 

Heavy work with the John Deere Tractor

Michael dragging an old lamp post out of the back field so it can be restored and used as a signal post

Collecting ash from the trays to be moved to the heap

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

New Wagon Arrives

The new waggon arriving at the museum

08915 shunting the Gresley Pigeon Van out the way of the loading spur

62ft Well Waggon on loan from the NRM Shildon, ready to be unloaded

D2078, using the Tool Van as a barrier waggon, buffers up to the Well Waggon

Unloading begins

Successfully unloaded

08915 posing in the South head shunt with the Well wagon and Salmon wagon

Apron Gate Repairs

Photos below showing Richard carrying out repairs to the apron gates that had broken in half






Monday, 7 May 2018

More 1940s Weekend Photos

Entrance to the museum site with the event banner now in place


War themed exhibit in the Education Room


A.No.5 gliding into Middle Engine Lane platform

Passengers leaving the train after a trip to Percy Main and back