This first class carriage is not living up to its name yet – but watch this space. But great things are happening in the guard/third class compartment thanks to Toby and Peter. The whole carriage is fully glazed now and
Latest photograph from the Darlington workshop of North Bay Engineering showing wheels attached to the frames on Blyth now Good to see some paint going on. John Bennett 7.3.20
A busy day for the volunteers at Steamworks this Saturday. Pippa planting a dogwood at the back of the site. Thanks to those who have donated trees. We cannot have too many! Rabbit proof chicken wire is an essential down
John Bennett 17th February, 2020
The arrival of the military and their impressive track laying exercise effectively banished Robin Vintner and myself from the cosy little workshop in which the ongoing maintenance and reconstruction of the BVLR locomotives and rolling stock is under way, but gave
The latest photos from the NorthBay workshop kindly sent through by David Humphreys who notes the following: The first cylinder is almost to size. The second one will be completed in the next week or so, then they are both going
John Bennett 25.11.19
Latest exciting photographs from the North Bay Engineering workshop showing axle boxes in process of being fitted to the “Blyth” frames. Upside down of course. The work looks typically first rate. Must get up to Darlington again soon.
It is the last day of the Summer Open Day season but work carries on at the Steamworks site. The MNR carriage has now been fully reglazed and a temporary roof applied to protect it from the elements over the
Some pictures of Scaldwell, our three foot gauge loco, showing some polished up components and the spectacular benefits of elbow grease. Comparison of after and before here. That is our Locomotive Engineer, Oliver Denham, working deep within.