Thursday, 6 December 2018

Machine Shop Progress

Newburn lads John & Bob's progress on the machine shop since last week

More of yesterday's progress on 401

The lads finished off getting the drivers front spectacle fitted after making some adjustments

Cab side sliders fitted

Drivers side

And the firemans side, bit of extra protection from the elements...

Drivers rear facing spectacle also fitted

Schools Special today

08915 at the helm of today's School Special, having just arrived back at Middle Engine Lane

CL carriage on charge ready for the weekend

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

401 Work

Some photos from the weekend's work and today

The top pipe in this photo which is fitted to the water pipe shut off is for the tank gauge soon to be fitted in the cab, the middle pipe is for the steam sands and the bottom pipe is for the blower

The pipes coming into the cab, the yellow lever on the left is the sanding gear

Slacker pipe fitted
Not much progress to show from today, one of the small jobs carried out by volunteers was fitting the drivers front facing spectacle

Over in the Carriage & Wagon workshop, Davy and Steve looked out the rest of the flooring for 401s cab, some of which is in the trolley in view and some pilled up on the right

Carriage charging

Firing up 08915

Coaching stock brought down the headshunt to position the SLO (middle carriage) for charging

Plugged in and charging, ready for the weekend

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Monday, 3 December 2018

Ashington No.5 in action yesterday

A couple of photos by Joe Stuart of Ashington No.5 slogging up the climb out of Percy Main with 140+ tons on the hook yesterday