Sunday, 27 February 2022

03078 at Berwick

Just leave this view of today's motive power here...
A bit further North than it will venture today!


Saturday, 26 February 2022

Cleaning 03078

Following work down the line, volunteers Tom and Adam gave 03078 a wash and brush up


Oiling 69s boiler

Volunteers (L-R) Cole, Omar and Alex applying a protective coating of oil to 69s boiler this afternoon to help protect it from the elements


Work down the line

A small team of volunteers have done excellent work clearing lineside foliage from around Percy Main curve today


New drain cocks for 401

Tom has been working on machining new drain cock valves for 401 as part of its winter maintenance


Season Tickets

Do you know you can buy a season ticket to ride on our trains as many times as you like:

Plus two bonus photos, showing an unusual colliery locomotive - Southern Railway B4 class, still wearing its Southern livery. Seen at Blue Bell on the Backworth Waggonway.

Photos by Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust.


Thursday, 24 February 2022

Crew photos from Backworth

All today's trains are now sold out online - thank you for your continued support!
Limited tickets still available for Sunday 

To celebrate here are some crew pictures from Backworth.

Photos by:
M Arkley
K Hedley
J Barton


Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Backworth locos

A few views showing Backworth locomotives with their crews. From the collection of Elaine Gaiger.


Monday, 21 February 2022

08915s underkeep pads replacement

08915 has received new underkeep oiling pads this week

Steve cleaning up one of the underkeeps

Steve (R) removing another underkeep whilst Rob (L) gathers tools to make a start on the other side

Closeup of one of the old pads

The new underkeep pads, supplied by Armstrong Oilers (Grosmont), were left to soak in fresh bearing oil for at least 24hrs

First of the new pads being installed before re-fitting the underkeep


Sunday, 20 February 2022

03078 in service with the first trains of 2022

Photos from the first trains of 2022 today, with 03078 in service

Trainee driver Tom at the controls

Second man Adam watching the road ahead


Work on the Conflat

With our Conflat wagon now free of its bogies, volunteers have made a start cleaning up the axles, wheels and journals

Adam cleaning up one of the journals


Fending off against the weather

Despite it not being the best weather today (as you can see our volunteers resorted to ponchos!) it was brilliant to see full trains again.

Tickets are selling fast for Thursday & Sunday (with improved weather too!) to book your place visit the Stephenson Steam Railway website.


Saturday, 19 February 2022

February Half Term Trains

And we are back ready for the 2022 season, with our February half-term trains! The haulage will be former Newcastle Station pilot 03 078.

Trains will run on:
Sunday 20th Feb
Thursday 24th Feb
Sunday 27th Feb

Tickets are selling fast so book yours via the Stephenson Steam Railway website.