Tuesday, 9 October 2018

New wagon

D2078 shunting the brake van and tool van out the way of the loading spur

Wagon arriving

Being un-loaded

This Shildon built coal wagon is on loan from a private owner and will sure make a nice addition to our freight train! 

Monday, 8 October 2018

Vegetation Clearing

Photo showing the work that has recently been undertaken to cut back the vegetation that runs alongside the run-round loop at Middle Engine Lane

Sunday, 7 October 2018

New Driver & Guard

Congratulations to volunteers Richard (L) who passed out as a Steam Driver and Adam (R) who passed out as a Guard today!

A busy day!

Driver Richard at the controls, departing Middle Engine Lane

Fireman Joe watching the road ahead

Richard driving Ashington No.5

Running round at Percy Main

Birthday Special, ready to depart Percy Main

Joe building up his fire

Trainee Guard Adam (L) and Assesor Mark (R)

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Fishplate Oiling

A small group of volunteers have spent the afternoon down the line on Permanent Way duties. Here, Tom (L) and Adam (R) are seen oiling just two of many fishplates

Brake coach clean

Peter tidying up the end of the MK1 Suburban Brake coach this afternoon

401 Progress

Main manifold fitted

Vacuum brake valve fitted along with reservoir drain trigger

Friday, 5 October 2018

401 Smokebox Door

401s repaired smokebox door returned today from Tanfield Spinners, it is now awaiting the brackets being welded on before being re-fitted to the locomotive

Running Shed clean up

Volunteer Michael has spent some of this afternoon giving the running shed a good clean, including a general tidy up around the workbench and locker areas and mopping the floor

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Woodshop Overhaul

Our woodshop has undergone quite the overhaul recently with workers from Newburn centre moving in

Wednesday, 3 October 2018


Tickets are now on sale for this years After Hours Spooky Specials!

Our usual four train timetable will be in operation on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October which an additional 2 trains on SATURDAY ONLY, departing Middle Engine Lane at 5pm and 6pm. 

Click the link below to find out more about the event
Get your tickets for After Hours Spooky Specials here