Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Puffing Billy....Beamish Museum, Co Durham.

 At Beamish you can you can see and ride on
a replica of Puffing Billy along the Wagonway of the 1820's
 The original was built in 1813-14 by William Hedley to work on the Wylam Waggonway

 The original can be seen in the Science Museum in London and is one of the oldest surviving early locomotives
 Puffing billy worked between Wylam colliery and Lemington docks on the river Tyne.....................the original coals from Newcastle.

60163 Tornado's cab

The view from the cab....

Drivers side....

Water guages.....
                                                                   Nice fire going.......

Firemans side with modern tech stuff for running on the main line

60163 Tornado at locomotion shildon may2010

During Tornado's visit to Locomotion the driver had some fun racing up and down the track....awesome power.

Friday, 24 June 2011

North Yorkshire Moors Railway sheds.....

Here's a couple of shots taken in the sheds of the NYMR in about 2002 showing a diesel shunter at work and 62005 "Lord of the Isles" under repair

The oldest meets the newest.....60163 Tornado meets Furness no 20

Posted by Picasa60163 Tornado the newest steam loco, meets furness no 20 at  shildon in may 2010.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Tanfield Railway

0-6-0 saddletank loco Sir Cecil A. Cochrane stands outside
Marley hill shed ready for the days work.