Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Throwback Thursday #23

November 2010, Ashington No.5 sat at Percy Main shortly after returning to steam after a lengthy overhaul

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Day #5 of Day Out With Thomas

D2078 replaced a failed 08915 on the last day of the event

Last train of the day being double headed by Thomas and Ashington No.5

Just some of the team who made it all happen. Until next year Thomas!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Day #3 of Day Out With Thomas

Ashington No.5 ready to depart Percy Main

Cleaner Douglas McNicoll getting ready to depart

Climbing out of Percy Main with 160 tons in tow

Loco crews of Ashington No.5 from left to right, Michael Darling, Douglas McNicoll, Kieran Murray and Thomas Naisbitt

Pulling into the North head shunt at the end of the day

From left to right, Shed Cleaner John Allen, Driver Michael Darling, Fireman Thomas Naisbitt and Cleaner Douglas McNicoll catching a quick break before their turn to ash out

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Day #2 of Day Out With Thomas

Footplate of Thomas The Tank Engine

Ashington No.5 sat in Middle Engine Lane platform ready to depart with the second train of the day

Thomas sat in the loading spur

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Day #1 of Day Out With Thomas

Trevor The Traction Engine

Watering Thomas scenario

Thomas crew from left to right, Driver Michael Darling, Fireman Richard Russell and Cleaner Joe Stuart

From left to right, Station Staff Nigel Stuart, Station Foreman Paul Rowland and Station Staff Sam Power

Ashington No.5 crew from left to right, Cleaner Martin Stewart, Fireman Richard Maughan and Driver Norman Swindle

Friday, 2 June 2017

DOWT Preparation

It always rains when you shunt

Michael using the pressure washer to clean the museum floor

Fires lit in Ashington No.5 and Thomas The Tank Engine

08915 sat in the head shunt

Ashington No.5 shunting A.No.5 and the Parcel Van

Ashington No.5 sat in the platform ready to depart with an ECS train to Percy Main & return