|A.No.5 stabled on the loading spur undergoing it's steam test|
Sunday, 29 April 2018
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Sunday, 22 April 2018
Volunteers made use of the good weather today and carried out some p-way maintenance. Broken chairs in the yard were replaced along with some work to the crossover points
|Volunteers from L-R, Adam Saunders, Joe Stuart, Kevin O'Dowd, Richard Russell, Michael Sanderson, Michael Wortley and Thomas Ashcroft|
|D2078 and 08915 arriving back at Middle Engine Lane|
|The museum was slightly reshuffled today, the Metro cab was positioned next to Killingworth Billy to allow visitor access and Ashington No.5 was placed opposite|
A Message from the Chairman...
We'd like to apologise to those who visited us today expecting to see No.10 and E4 in action. Sadly we had 'one of those days'. No.10 is currently laid up in the workshop due to overrunning maintenance and E4 unfortunately developed a fault with the battery during the charging process yesterday which will take time to rectify. 08915 also failed on us yesterday with a fuel supply problem which was causing the engine to cut out. Thanks to a mammoth effort by our volunteers and some good friends of the railway, we were able to get it fixed in time for the first passenger service today alongside D2078.
Thursday, 19 April 2018
|After its boiler washout Ashington No.5 was put back in shed so Michael W and Steve could set about removing the locomotives safety valves, Michael seen here removing the dome cover|
|Loosening off the LHS safety valve|
|Michael heating up the RHS steam injector valve to loosen it so it can be separated from the main manifold|
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Friday, 13 April 2018
08915 and D2078 will both be in action next week hauling passenger and freight trains! The Stephenson Railway Museum will be open from 11am and the site will be open all morning so you can get a good view of D2078 & CIC10 shunting in the yard as well as 08915 arriving back into Middle Engine Lane with the freight train at 11:10am!
Passenger services depart Middle Engine Lane at 11:40am, 12:30pm, 2:10pm and 3:00pm