Thursday, 30 December 2021

Stripping 401

401 stabled in the workshop - the locomotive is now undergoing winter maintenance, prep for annual exam and other preparations are being made for the water tank to be removed and sent away for replacement

Gauges removed

Dylan removing cab spectacles

Cameron removing a mud-hole door

Matthew (L) and Dai (R) removing the dome cover

Adam cleaning up wash out plugs

Dai in the firebox to remove the fusible plugs

The bits piling up, prior to further cleaning


Fundraising stall

Volunteers (L-R) Aodhan, George and Paul running the NTSRA fundraising stall in the Museum today


Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Morning shunting

Some photos of 03078 shunting in the yard and Museum building before Winter Warmer services this morning


Saturday, 25 December 2021

Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our viewers from the North Tyneside Steam Railway Association!


Sunday, 19 December 2021

Last Sunday of Elf Express

Antony driving

Today's loco crew from left to right, Fireman Joe Stuart, Driver Antony Walker and Cleaner Adam Saunders


Saturday, 18 December 2021

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Metro Test Track

A few more images of the Museum site at Middle Engine Lane, when in use as the Tyne & Wear Metro test track, the first of its kind in the UK. More details in the captions...

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Middle Engine Lane crossing

Train approaching the crossing from the tunnel

Passing the shed (what is now the Museum)

Southern Terminus by the coast road bridge. This shoes how our railway follows a different alignment, with our line climbing the embankment (right) before crossing the Rising Sun Bridge.

Inside the test tunnel

At the platform

Tunnel under construction

Northern terminus at West Allotment

Hunslet shunter outside the shed

Aerial view of the yard, museum building, Middle Engine lane and the tunnel. So many fields!
Track diagram