Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Wednesday Jobs

Steve shovelling ash from the tray 
Ash being taken away to the heap
Michael and Steve carrying out painting at Percy Main station

Joseph painting at Percy Main

Ashington No.5 standing in the running shed after having a good clean, ready for another weekend in service

Monday, 28 March 2016

Easter Weekend 2016

C.I.C No.10 standing alongside A.No.5 stabled outside the shed with public access to the footplate
A family enjoying the warm footplate of A.No.5 with driver Tom
Ashington No.5 backs onto the last train of the weekend

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Start of the 2016 season!

It's all go here at NTR this morning as Ashington No.5 is being prepped by her crew for today's passenger services, D2078 on Brake Van rides, and CIC No.10 on display alongside A.No.5 with public access to the footplate

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Wednesday Jobs

The engines being shunted out of the shed
Percy Main platform after having some cosmetic treatment, mainly the grass having been freshly cut
Tom cutting the grass at Percy Main
D2078 coupled up to the brake van, ready for Easter Weekend

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Wednesday Jobs

John & George fitting a gate to the brake van to allow passengers to safely ride on it during Easter Weekend
Ashington No.5's boiler being filled up
Michael driving the 03 during a small shunt 
Carriages being taken into the platform, from the cab of D2078

The tool van being painted by Peter with primer after being thoroughly sanded down

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Mr Chairman!

Congratulations are in order for Michael Darling (right) who has been elected as the new Chairman for the North Tyneside Steam Railway Association at this afternoons Annual General Meeting. Pictured here with the Association's Secretary, Bob Stapley (left). Well done Mr Chairman! 

Friday, 11 March 2016

Today at NTSR

All rerailing equipment stored on the concrete apron is to be moved to allow this area to be opened to the public
Both A.No.5 and Ashington No.5 having passed their annual steam tests
Michael spreading sawdust to soak up any spilt oil outside the oil store 
The cleared apron
The oil store after a clean out

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Throwback Thursday #8

The construction of the East Side extension to the Stephenson Railway Museum, with Bagnall No.2994 (401), Harton Electric E4 and Kitson & Co A.No.5 on the left

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Ashington No.5 Steam Test

Robin winching 401's chassis back into the museum
ACC5 warming in the yard
The first fire of 2016

A failed gasket on ACC5's clack valve, resulting in the failure of the locomotive/steam test until the gasket can be replaced