From Douglas Johnson, four new photos of track lifting operations at South Pelaw on 3rd November 1985 which, from the number of photos I now have, was a very popular day for photographers… Added to the track lifting page here.
Courtesy of Keith Turner, three new photos of the last train at South Pelaw, Leadgate and Consett. Added to the Last Passenger Train page.
Three more photos from Tony Lambert of the EM gauge layout of South Pelaw taken looking under the bridge at Pelton Lane looking towards Washington:
From Craig Oliphant a couple of photos taken at South Pelaw showing a train of track panels recovered from the closed branch to Washington. The track would be reused elsewhere on the network. Some of it, I believe, ended up on the line to Whitby.
Three photos from Tony Lambert of iron ore trains at South Pelaw on the EM Gauge layout of the location.
A selection of photos around Consett Steelworks in 1984 from Roy Lambeth.
From Craig Oliphant, a journey down the line in 1984 following 32140 and it’s train of recovered sleepers from Greencroft:
On 17 March 1984, the ‘last train’ ran to Consett. From Keith Turner, we have three photos taken at the site of Consett station. Added to the Last Passenger Train page.
It is, perhaps, ironic that one of the last uses of the railway to Consett was to take away a lot of the scrap from the demolition of the steelworks. Here are three shots from Craig Oliphant taken at what remained of the Low Yard in 1983 with scrap trains being shunted ready for the…
With the easing of lockdown and a return to the layout, work is progressing. The Up and Down Consett lines are now complete along the 18′ length of the initial scenic section of the layout and the addition of temporary tracks at either end has allowed the first train to make the journey from one…