Thursday, 29 July 2021

08915 in service

08915 off shed

Down at Percy Main

Second man Antony watching the road ahead on the run back to Middle Engine Lane

With Richard driving


Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Sleeper changes day 2

03078 joining the works train at Middle Engine Lane

Ran round at Percy Main and ready to head up to Percy Main curve


Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Sleeper changes

03078 running round a works train at Percy Main

Trainees with National Skills Solutions unloading their tools & equipment as well as some sleepers

Changing sleepers on Percy Main curve


Sunday, 25 July 2021

401 in service

401 departing the yard to join the train in the platform

Trainee fireman Katie on the shovel

John driving


Line inspection

03078 at Percy Main on the morning line inspection

03078 passing 401 on its return to Middle Engine Lane


Thursday, 22 July 2021

First Thursday services of the season

401 has been out in service today on the first Thursday running of the summer holiday season

Green flag from the Guard, Joe, at Percy Main


Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Tree felling

Photos of Stan Timmins & Sons Ltd cutting down trees on Percy Main platform today


Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Water runs for 401s drain cocks

A little background project which has been gradually worked on...these are water runs designed to fit under 401s cylinder drain cocks and direct excess water into the pit instead of all over the workshop floor

Placed quite nicely under 401s drain cocks and doing a perfect job


Sunday, 18 July 2021

401 in service

Photos of 401 in passenger service today


Chock painting

Couple new wheel chocks, along with an old one at the back, after receiving their final top coat of red


Work on 69

Last week before NCB 69 was shunted into the workshop, Michael and Steve made the most of the nice weather and took measurements of the locomotives tyres to see if they can be turned

An original BR tyre gauge is used to measure the tyre flanges height and thickness

After the big gala tidy up/shunt, NCB 69s chassis was shunted into the carriage & wagon workshop to begin preparation for jacking the frames up in order to get the wheelsets out. In this photo, Dai (L) and Cameron (R) are palletising the loco's firebars

Cole working on removing the front vacuum pipe holder. Hopefully lots more progress to follow soon