Thursday, 25 October 2018

Yard Shunt

With the crane lift complete, volunteers begin shunting the yard back together

D2078 shunting the salmon wagon and the flat wagon

Freight stock being shunted to the other side of the yard

Shunting 401 into the workshops

Back in the workshop to continuing re-building, not long now!

401 Tank & Cab Lift

It's certainly been a busy one today with the last of the 'big lifts' today for Bagnall No.401s overhaul, receiving its water tank, cab and chimney! Photos below

Shunted onto the apron

Tank lift complete

Off to pick up the cab roof

Nuts and bolts for the tank bracket to cab front

Robin tightening up the other side

Looking like a steam locomotive once again...

Richard lifting the chimney onto the pallet truck (out of shot) to transport out

Picking up the cab roof

Michael re-connecting the cylinder drain cock linkages

Roof lift

Cab roof lift complete

Chimney going in

Michael guiding the chimney onto its studs

Job done!

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Work on 08915

Richard and Michael started the heavy job of replacing 08915s brake blocks today, with the unusual block arrangement on each wheel it is quite the task

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

401 Cab Progress

Gauge glasses fitted

Above floor starting to go in

Side shot

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Ashington No.5 in operation today

Driver Richard oiling up

Cleaned and ready to go

Shunting the coaching stock onto the tool van

Third train of the day getting ready to depart Percy Main

Last train having just arrived at Middle Engine Lane

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Loco Cleaning Prep

Tomorrow's fireman Joe came in today to get a head start on cleaning Ashington No.5 before tomorrows trains! Before and after photos below. Trains tomorrow at 11:30, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:00!

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Spooky Specials

Tickets for our Halloween After Hours Special are selling quick! Get yours here!

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Ashington No.5 in service today

At the coast road bridge on the morning line inspection

Waiting to depart Middle Engine Lane with the first train of the day

Driver Michael (R) and Trainee Fireman Adam (L) keeping a watchful eye on the road ahead on the way back to Middle Engine Lane
 After the last train, today's crew decided to have a shunt around in the yard with our new 21t Hopper wagon that is currently on loan to us

Ashing out later in the afternoon