Thursday, 24 November 2022

Event marquee

Volunteers have done an amazing job decorating the marquee ahead of our Elf Express event


Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Marsh Volunteers Award

On Monday 14th November, members of the association were delighted to collect the Marsh Volunteers Award for Museum Learning (in the North East of England) at the British Museum 

"I am incredibly proud of the North Tyneside Steam Railway Association for winning this award and very grateful to those who nominated us. Our 30th Anniversary Gala was a very popular event and something we still reflect on as being one of the biggest successes in the history of the NTSRA. For such a small railway, it helped ‘put us back on the map’ and show off what we’ve got and what we can do. We’re all looking forward to do more events similar to the 30th Anniversary Gala again in the future." - Stephen Thornton, Chairman.


Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Elf Express stage good to go

A new smoke/fog machine has been put in place underneath Meaford No.1, with the added lighting we think it looks superb!


Saturday, 12 November 2022

Fencing repairs

Volunteers hard at work down the line this morning carrying out fencing repairs


Friday, 11 November 2022

Remembrance Day

The eleventh day of the eleventh month the NTSRA remember those men and women who made great sacrifices or gave their lives in war. Listed here are the men of Percy Main who lost their lives - many of them worked on the railway, collieries or at the coal staiths. Ordinary men from our area.

We will remember them.


Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Ponteland branch throwback

A little Tuesday throwback.

Today part of the Ponteland branch is used by the Tyne & Wear Metro. It originally had a short operating life from 1905 til 1929!

From the NTSRA Magazine Archive.


Sunday, 6 November 2022

Mock up tunnel painting

Volunteers Michael and Alice have been busy painting the mock up tunnel which has been constructed around Meaford No.1


Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Volunteers have been hard at work the past few days decorating the museum ahead of this years Elf Express


Stage assembling

Volunteers assembling the stage in front of Meaford No.1 in the museum


Thursday, 3 November 2022

NCB loco

Part of the association’s collection is photographs. Our resident archivist is currently doing a brilliant job digitising our photos. These include the collection of S Hadaway.

Can you help identify the photo below showing an 'NCB loco' - likely a Lancashire & Yorkshire Pug at an unknown location...


Tuesday, 1 November 2022


Following the Metro cab being removed from the museum, rolling stock was shunted into place in the yard and Meaford No.1 was shunted into the cabs place in the museum


Mock up cab goes into storage

The Tyne & Wear Metro Mock Up cab has now gone into storage to make room in the museum for Elf Express


Musuem decorating

Jean has made a start decorating the museum ahead of this years Elf Express