Browsing Archive: August, 2016

Famous film star steam locomotive steams again

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, August 18, 2016, In : 78018 

The locomotive which was the subject of the famous railway documentary film 
Snowdrift at Bleath Gill 
is now back in steam after a 35 year comprehensive restoration, with only the finishing touches and adjustments left to be completed.


78018 stuck in the snow at Bleath Gill



The two photos above show 78018 as we recieved it and 78018 in traffic in BR days.

The work undertaken has taken 35 years of tireless and careful work by members of the Darlington Railway Preservation Society, and more recentl...

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20 Inch gauge track work

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, August 13, 2016,
Track work has progressed on the 20 inch gauge railway. So below are a selection of images from our on going track work,

Step one working out what parts we have to work with.

Track was laid in the workshop first, then a barrow crossing was laid to make access easier.

Phil then drilled and screwed the first panel on to the apron.

The ground was prepared then the first sleeper and rails where laid,

The rails are laid to gauge and the point is started

Finally the part assembled point has continued to ...

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