Sunday, 22 September 2019

Wheelsets on the move

Ashington No.5s wheelsets have been moved from the main workshop into the woodshop this evening. This is to allow a hiab to be able to access them through the shutter door on Tuesday when they will be picked up and sent away for tyre turning

ECS/Crew Assessments

03078 was used on an after hours ECS (empty coaching stock) train this afternoon for crew assessments purposes, seen here descending the bank

Beginning the run round at Percy Main


Ran round and on the North end

Carl Fairless (R) pictured with Traction Inspector Michael after passing as an 03 Driver

Bracket making

Richard making some new brackets to fit to the back of headboards so they can be fitted to the lamp brackets on locos

Curving the edges

Only the holes left to drill

401 in service


 Steaming up

Trainee fireman Daryl firing

Norman driving

Back at Middle Engine Lane with the last train of the day

Running round the coaching stock

On the Buses

One of the heritage buses of the Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society, in the car park, that was doing shuttle runs to Dial Cottage and return

Friday, 20 September 2019

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Throwback Thursday #38

April 1994, Ashington No.5 pulls away from Middle Engine Lane platform to run-round the train