Sunday, 10 December 2017

Snowy Santa Specials

Cold start this morning

Ashington No.5 powering round Percy Main curve, about to start the climb

08915 banking at the rear

Harton Electric E4 lit up in the museum

Snow starting to lay thick towards the end of the day

Rolling into Middle Engine Lane with the last train of the day

Happy passengers saying their goodbyes to Santa Claus whilst Ashington No.5 rolls back into the yard before disposal

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Santa Specials at Percy Main

Ran Tanners performing on the platform

Ashington No.5 simmering away just after arriving at Percy Main

Santa Claus having a quick warm up before handing out presents

Fireman Richard building up his fire prior to departure from Percy Main

Friday, 8 December 2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017

No.401 Work

Michael and John have been working on 401s axleboxes today, soon the axleboxes will be split in order to reveal the roller bearings, they will be inspected and have the old grease removed, be thoroughly cleaned and new fresh grease applied

John working on one of 401s axleboxes

Sunday, 3 December 2017

A5 Joining In

A.No.5 joined the South end of the train today to Top N Tail with Ashington No.5

Saturday, 2 December 2017

First Day of Santa Specials

Breakfast time!

Steaming up

Sat in Middle Engine Lane platform ready to depart with the first train of the day

Santa Claus greeting a train full of excited children at Percy Main

Steam crew from left to right, Cleaner Joe Stuart, Driver Michael Darling and Fireman Stephen Thornton

Battery operated fairy lights lit up on the handrails

Friday, 1 December 2017

Last Minute Santa Prep

ACC5 being disposed of after today's Schools Special and Staff Training trains

Back in the shed with Michael fixing tinsel to the locomotives handrails