Wednesday, 29 March 2017

No.401 Framework

Michael removing the mechanical lubricator

Chris applying grease to the locos slidebars and crosshead

George wrapping brass parts in denso tape

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Class 03 Servicing

Tom and Chris replacing the air filters on No.D2078

Ashington No.5 Update

Michael cleaning up the RHS clack valve which unfortunately failed

Tom lapping it in

Unfortunately the valve still doesn't seat properly and will have to be re-machined

No.401 Update

401s wheelsets being loaded onto the lorry

Bound for the South Devon Railway

Class 08 Servicing

Tom removing and inspecting oil filters

Tom and Chris removing and inspecting fuel filters

Inspecting the traction motors level and later topping them up with Motak

Steve inspecting and filling the locomotives batteries

Monday, 27 March 2017

No.401 Update

Today volunteers, with some rather big help from Dowse, had the job of lifting Bagnall No.401s (Vulcan) frames off the wheelsets. The wheels will be going to South Devon Railway tomorrow to have new tyres fitted. It is hoped to have them returned within 5-7 months

Shunting in the morning fog

If you have a keen eye you will easily spot the tyre edges are worn very badly. This is due to the tight curves that our railway bears

George removing the LHS leading side rod

Whilst Robin removes the RHS

Sunday, 26 March 2017

No.401 Boiler Update

401s boiler nearing completion at the North Norfolk Railway

New crown stays in the new inner firebox

Saturday, 25 March 2017


Kevin, Davey and Robin adjusting the ground frame locking lever at Middle Engine Lane

Ashington No.5 Update

ACC.No.5 in the workshop being boxed up

Alan and George making new copper washers for the locomotives fittings

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Nexus Rail

Engineering and Operations Manager Robin Gibson undergoing his fork lift drivers test

Nexus and Liebherr on site testing their new machinery

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sunday, 19 March 2017

End of an era or several...

The electric century display in the museum has had its items removed prior to being demolished

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

DOWT 2017 Tickets

Train tickets and car parking tickets are now available to purchase for Day Out With Thomas 2017. 

June 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th. 


This photo was taken in 2016, Thomas locomotive is not currently situated at NTSR

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Throwback Thursday #19

Cl.24 locomotive No.24061 departing the old Percy Main bay platform in the late 1990s. This locomotive is currently awaiting overhaul at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Throwback Thursday #18

Percy Main Running Shed around mid 1960s. A housing estate is now situated where the shed once stood

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Re-assembling ACC5

George has been busy today putting Ashington No.5 back together in readiness for the locomotives steam test