Tuesday, 20 September 2011


Here is Bellerophon as a guest engine at Tanfield Gala a few years ago

Bellerophon was built in 1874 for the Haydock Foundry ,  to a design of Josiah Evans, the son of the owner,  and is one of the oldest working locos in the world.
Bellerophonreally looks like a typical victorian contraption......using a Gooch/Stephenson link motion driving the rear axle

getting ready to pick up carriages for the next train ride.

REady to roll.....

O.K ........Let's go !!!...

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

60007 sir nigel gresley

My favorite loco...here she is at the North Yorkshire Moors railway just after a full refit.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

HST at Newcastle

HST coming into Newcastle Central station

Still in the colours of GNER but now run by National Express....hence the white stripe

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

60019 bittern

60019 Bittern....at Newcastle on her first run out after an extensive refit
A good crowd to welcome her in.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Renishaw ironworks No6....Tanfield railway

Here's Renishaw Ironworks No6 chuffing through Causey woods on the Tanfield railway.