Friday, 30 September 2016

Diesel Day Timetable

See No.10, No.08915 & No.D2078 in action this Sunday! The last diesel event of 2016. 

Although the NTSRA endeavour to run the timetable as advertised, we reserve the right to alter and/or cancel any advertised services as circumstances dictate, without prior notice. 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wednesday Jobs

Sefan cleaning No.10
Keith and Norman carrying on with the painting of 08915
More work being carried out on the Smith Rail Crane
Peter constructing a new baffle plate for Ashington No.5

Monday, 26 September 2016

Diesel Day

Our three diesel locomotives are out and about next Sunday for our last Diesel Day event of 2016! Details of the locomotives below, timetable will be posted tomorrow  

Diesel Mechanical Class 03 No.D2078 - Former pilot locomotive at Newcastle Central
Diesel Electric Class 08 No.08915 - Former shunter at Allerton (AN) Depot. 
Consett Iron Company No.10 - Industrial shunter at Consett Ironworks.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Tomorrow's Trains

Kitson & Co A.No.5 is out and about running trains tomorrow departing Middle Engine Lane at 1130, 1230, 1400 & 1500

Friday, 23 September 2016

Today at NTSR

Davy out with the needle gun on the crane again

A short video showing Michael winding in a smoke tube on Ashington No.5

Norman begins applying BR blue to the front of 08915

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Throwback Thursday #11

401 Thundering up the line in May 1997, hopefully a similar scene will be created in the near future

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wednesday Jobs

Part of the foliage clearance at the museum entrance, Matthew loads up the dumper truck with cut timbers 

Angus begins building a new headboard
Billy drilling components for the Smiths Rail Crane

Norman (L) and Keith (R) carry on painting 08915
Matthew making new tail trimmings for A.No.5
Steve carries on cleaning and expanding tubes inside Ashington No.5's firebox

Matthew needle gunning the dumper truck, prepping for some primer! 
Davy needle gunning the frames of the crane
Michael (L) and Matthew (R) carry out more brake adjustments on the coaching stock

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Sunday Services - D2078

See No.D2078 out tomorrow running trains all day, departing Middle Engine Lane at 1130, 1230, 1400 & 1500. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Crane Update

More cosmetic work is slowly progressing on our crane, Davy and Ron have been busy the past weeks sanding down and painting the frames and rear buffer beam. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

08915 Thundering up the bank

Joseph Stuart captured this fantastic photo of the now North facing 08915 tackling the bank yesterday

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Sunday Services - 08915

This Sunday (11th) and the following Sunday (18th) see our Diesel Electric Class 08 No.08915 hauling passenger trains, her first day out in traffic after being turned around after the DOWT event! Trains depart Middle Engine Lane at 1130, 1230, 1400 and 1500. 

Saturday Jobs

John, Alan and Bob working on the crane
Angus painting parts of the air filter for the crane
More parts of the air filter 
Ron and Davy continue painting the frames
Bob inspecting the jib mechanism
Ron sanding down the rust and paint on the other side, preparing it for primer

Friday, 9 September 2016

P-Way Update

Michael oiling up D2078's axleboxes 
Ballast ready to be dropped on the reverse curve 
Ballast shoulders built up on the outside of the reverse curve
More ballast being dropped 
Michael and Norman begin profiling the new ballast in the four-foot 
Michael profiling the outside of the reverse curve with a ballast rake
The heat was getting to the two Michaels....

The dogfish being washed out under the water tower 
Aside from P-Way work, Davy continues the cosmetic work on the crane