Saturday, 21 January 2023

Work at Percy Main

Volunteers were busy down at Percy Main today carrying out ballasting work in the headshunt, vegetation clearance and fencing repairs


Thursday, 19 January 2023

South Gosforth TMD

Tomorrow is the final day in service for the old South Gosforth Car sheds, opened in 1923 to house the North Tyneside Electrics. Tyne and Wear Metro will close the shed tomorrow to open the new depot on the site. Here are some photos of the sheds from the archive.


Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Coal tub relocating

Volunteers have been hard at work re-locating the little coal tub from the pathway to Middle Engine Lane platform, to beside the car park pedestrian gates


Sunday, 15 January 2023

Hartley Main Colliery engine at Percy Main

A little throwback for your Sunday. A veteran from Hartley Main Collieries finds her feet on the bank at Percy Main. Passing some of her more 'modern' counterparts! Number 3 of 1867 continued at work til 1959.

Photo courtesy of B.Embleton


Saturday, 14 January 2023

Rules Refreshers

Today was the first of this month's biennial rules refreshers course, in this photo volunteers are carrying out the end of course assessment


Thursday, 12 January 2023

Monday, 9 January 2023

Parcel Van meets Metro

Two NER livery vehicles meet from very different eras. Our NER Electric Parcel Van meets a Tyne & Wear Metro at our rail over rail bridge at Percy Main


Thursday, 5 January 2023

Work on 1208

Work has taken place on removing 1208's clack valve and injector to investigate a passing clack valve

Clack valve on the bench for further work