Thursday, 7 July 2022

Ashington pits

Ashington - once the largest pit village in the world, home to a large number of pits and railways. It was home to our own Peckett A5, seen here just after delivery in 1939. It was also home albeit temporarily to two Yank Tanks 1413 and 1991, details of both can be seen on the photos themselves. 


 D Charlton & R Redhead - via NTSRA magazine archives.




 

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Consett A6

A brilliant view of A6, sister of our own A5, in its final working livery. 

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Sunday, 3 July 2022

New Driver

Well done to volunteer Matthew Pickering who has successfully passed his practical Steam Drivers assessment today

 

Brake coach cleaning

Omar and Jack giving the brake coach a clean before today's trains

 

Lambton van ironwork jobs

Katie has spent some of today cleaning up and painting more bits of ironwork off Lambton Van No.21

 

Pit cleaning

Omar and Jack cleaning the running shed pit

 

401 prep

Cleaners Omar and Jack cleaning 401 ahead of today's trains