Sunday, 31 October 2021

Final running day of the 2021 season

Station Foreman Tom (L) and Guard Matthew (R) just about managing to keep dry at Percy Main

401 running round at Percy Main

Rob driving (R) and trainee fireman Katie (just about in view on the left) watching the road ahead

08915 joins the rear of 401 for the final passenger train of the 2021 running season

401 and 08915 ready to double head the train back to Middle Engine Lane


Morning work

Cameron and Dai clear last weeks ash away in front of 401 which was not long lit up for the day ahead


Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Pway work at Middle Engine Lane

One of the track training schools carrying out jacking and packing today on the main running line at Middle Engine Lane


Bogie painting

Aarvind busy painting one of E43172s bogies


Container breaking

Volunteers Aodhan, Aarvind and Thomas breaking up the flooring from one of the old containers, which is due to be sent away for scrapping and replaced with a new container in the near future


Tuesday, 26 October 2021

E43172 tyre turning

A few photos sent from Coalville of our BR MK1 Suburban Brake Coach, No.E43172, wheelsets on the lathe, undergoing tyre turning


Coal delivery

Fresh delivery of coal from Scotland arriving this afternoon


Dumper truck frame painting

Michael painting the dumper trucks frames in undercoat


Sunday, 24 October 2021

New Fireman

Congratulations to volunteer Matthew Pickering, who successfully passed his fireman’s practical assessment today!


401 in service

401 ready to depart Middle Engine Lane with the first train of the day

Fireman Matthew (L) watching the road ahead along with Antony (R) driving

Running round at Percy Main

Getting ready to depart Percy Main


Cold start to the morning

08915, on shed pilot duties, stabled in the south headshunt

401 hauled out the shed, ready to be lit up

Later in the morning, 401 undergoing a blowdown


Saturday, 23 October 2021

Work down the line

Several photos of volunteers hard at work down the line today, working on vegetation clearance around Percy Main curve, with 08915 heading the works train


Sunday, 17 October 2021

401 in service

401 departing Middle Engine Lane

From left to right volunteers Cameron, Dylan, Matthew and Michael

Entering Middle Engine Lane with the last service of the day


Friday, 15 October 2021

Work on the dumper truck

Work on the dumper truck continues, here several components have been shot blasted and rubbed down ready for painting

Cameron working the shotblaster


Thursday, 14 October 2021

Hunslet shunter at Middle Engine Lane, Metro test track days

Three photos from the Metro test track days at Middle Engine Lane, here we see the Hunslet shunter in use constructing the test track and during its initial delivery.

Photos courtesy of Colin Alexander


Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Photos from Backworth

A massive part of the railway occupied by the North Tyneside Steam Railway was the Backworth Colliery railway, so here are some superb images of Backworth in action.

Photos courtesy of Billy Embleton


Sunday, 10 October 2021