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    Default North East England - Steam Days Screenshots - Large Screenshots Possible

    Northeast England during the steam era. Here is a trailing view in pregrouping days just before World War I at South Pelaw Junction on the Consett branch. A North Eastern Railway T2 Class 0-8-0 is at the foot of Pelton bank on the 1896 deviation. A NER P Class 0-6-0 stands behind in the loops at Stella Gill with a train of coal bound for the coal staithes at Tyne Dock.

    The gradients on the deviation via Beamish were as high as 1 in 37, meaning that loaded mineral trains either split in half at South Pelaw or took a banking locomotive as far as South Medomsley. The coal train is made up of NER wooden bodied coal hoppers of 10.5, 11, 12, 15 and 20 ton capacities. The brake van is a NER 10 Ton Diagram V1/3 "York Van" with its original lookout.



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    Default LNER AUTOTRAIN AT BRANDON COLLIERY 1920S

    Northeast England during the steam era. Here we are in the mid-1920s in the early LNER era. A LNER G6 Class 0-4-4T on an autotrain from Bishop Auckland to Sunderland comes to a halt at Brandon Colliery station. The G6 is a NER Bogie Tank Passenger (BTP) dating from Fletcher's days during the 1880s, fitted for autotrain work circa 1905 and here working with ex-NER 52ft Bogie Driving Van Composites to Diagram 116. They were converted from NER 52ft Van Thirds and the porthole driving windows were distinctive features. The G6 locos and Diagram 116 coaches were withdrawn by 1929 as the LNER introduced Sentinel and Clayton steam railcars. Some BTPs worked with purpose-built NER 52ft Driving van Composites to Diagram 161, built in 1907 and several of those coaches survived, finding use on push-pull services during the 1940s with G5 Class 0-4-4Ts. This is on my personal NW Durham route and is a work in progress. The branch passenger trains from Durham to Bishop Auckland had the nickname "The Brandon Bus".



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    Default BR (ex-LNER) Class N9 0-6-2T at Waldridge SB, Stella Gill

    Northeast England during the steam era. Here is a BR ex-LNER N9 Class 0-6-2T (originally an NER N Class) during the early days of nationalisation with a rake of ex-LNER 20T steel coal hoppers standing at Waldridge signal box, Stella Gill. Looking east. The Stella Coke works are in the background with the 1896 deviation line to Consett climbing from South pelaw Junction behind it. By 1948 the old 1830s Stanhope and Tyne incline at East Stanley had been closed and lifted, but substantial flows coal traffic were still coming down the wagonway branches from Sacriston, Waldridge and Burnhope. During the 1950s the Beamish wagonway would be linked to the old S&T route at Grange Villa, allowing the closure of the lower section of the Beamish wagonway down past Ouston. this is on my personal NW Durham route, which is a work in progress.



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    Default BR (ex-LNER) Q7 hauls iron ore past Durham Turnpike junction bound for Consett

    Northeast England during the steam era. One of Raven's powerful NER T3 class during its BR existence as Class Q7. In the late 1940s post-nationalisation, number 63473 of Tyne Dock shed is on a duty associated with the class since WWII, the iron ore service from Tyne Dock to Consett. Here the loco is passing Durham Turnpike jcn en-route to South Pelaw jcn. It is hauling 21 Ton steel hoppers, not the 56 ton BR bogie hoppers, which will not appear for several more years. Almost a decade will elapse before the BR 9F 2-10-0s arrive to meet the challenge of taking 504 tons of ore in one trainload up to Consett. The hoppers are ex-Ministry of Supply, using heavy-duty underframes built by British wagon companies in early 1940 under an order from the French government for wagons to use in continental service for the BEF. The wagons never went to France but the urgent need for iron ore hoppers meant that the MOS assigned the LNER to use the undeframes and build 2,509 hoppers, the LNER extracting the promise that they would go in to LNER stock at the war's end. In 1945, 300 were allocated to Tyne Dock for the Consett ore traffic. The Q7 is a powerful eight coupled locomotive but it cannot lift this train from South Pelaw to Consett. The train will be split at South Pelaw junction and will use a banker to take twenty wagons holding 420 tons of ore up to Consett. When an iron ore ship was in dock the ore trains would depart from Tyne Dock bottom at roughly two-hourly intervals until the cargo was discharged.




    The route is my personal one, NW Durham and is a work in progress.




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    Real Home Country for me, this! - I especially like the Q7.
    The Brandon Bus brings me to one of my WIPs. I have just begun to adapt the ECML just south of Durham to steam days, in TANE, with a bit of modeller's licence!
    It's very early days, and most of the textures need changing, but here is a screenshot. The A4 is on the main line, Darlington bound, whilst the A3 has been diverted via Bishop Auckland. In the background, a freight off the Consett line is heading for Bishop.[IMG][/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanOHoseason View Post
    Real Home Country for me, this! - I especially like the Q7.
    The Brandon Bus brings me to one of my WIPs. I have just begun to adapt the ECML just south of Durham to steam days, in TANE, with a bit of modeller's licence!
    It's very early days, and most of the textures need changing, but here is a screenshot. The A4 is on the main line, Darlington bound, whilst the A3 has been diverted via Bishop Auckland. In the background, a freight off the Consett line is heading for Bishop.[IMG][/IMG]
    where did you get them coaches

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    Another shot at Relly Mill Junction.[IMG][/IMG]

    My other project is based on Chathill Junction in Northumberland, and an adaptation of the North Sunderland Railway
    This is Chathill station, with an A1 in evidence, and G5 on the branch train in the bay.
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    a G5 with the branch train to Seahouses passing Newham Mill.
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    I'm very into this forum, it's quite unique, it's interesting to see an outcast in the Screenshots forum, at least for me..
    The end of one journey can be the start of another.
    A journey never truly ends.


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    Default Fantastic Pics you shared with us.

    Awesome pics, thanks for sharing Sir.

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    Default Ex-NER locos In the yard at Ferryhill, County Durham

    Northeast England during the steam era. Here are a trio of ex-NER locomotives in the sidings beside Ferryhill shed in County Durham during the post-grouping days of the 1920s. Number 1725, one of Worsdell's P1 Class 0-6-0 mineral engines (LNER class J25) stands in the yard along with number 76, a Worsdell B class 0-6-2T (LNER class N8) and a Worsdell L class 0-6-0T (LNER class J73). The J73 was originally a large six-coupled tank built for use on the steeply graded Newcastle Quayside and Redheugh branches but electrification of the Quayside line in the early 1900s saw them distributed elsewhere. The J73s at Ferryhill shed spent several years on banking duties up Kelloe bank towards Trimdon. the J25s were built by Worsdell to meet the demand of heavier coal trains at the end of the 1890s. This evolution would progress through the P2 (J26) and P3 (J27) and would culminate in the Raven eight coupled T2 class (Q6). The three-cylinder T3 class (Q7) was powerful but had an axle load which excluded it from colliery tracks. The B class (N8) was a design built to haul coal trains on short distances from collieries to the riverside staithes but were soon displaced by the various six-coupled tender engines produced as train weights grew through the 1890s. Several got westinghouse brakes for working fitted vans and empty coaching stock moves. This route is the County Durham section of the TS12 Kings Cross to Newcastle route which I have rebuilt for my personal use to represent it in the steam era.



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    Default BR A1 Pacific and B16/2 4-6-0 at Ferryhill on Up trains.

    Northeast England during the steam era. Here in the early 1950s at Ferryhill No. 3 signal box a BR Peppercorn A1 4-6-2 Pacific number 60121 SILURIAN on an Up ECML express passenger train passes one of Raven's ex-NER S3 class in its guise as an ex-LNER B16 Part 2 4-6-0. The B16 was rebuilt by Gresley just prior to WWII. The passenger train has a mix of Thompson and Gresley stock with the new BR Carmine and Cream livery starting to make an appearance. Express Blue would soon be superseded by Brunswick Green. With coaches taking up to three years to be repainted, with locomotives gaining a repaint on workshop visits the period 1945 through 1968 could be as volatile for liveries and logos as we now have during the modern privatised era. This route is the County Durham section of the built-in TS12 Kings Cross to Newcastle route for my own use and rebuilt to reflect the steam era. It is a work in progress. There is an immense amount of track laying involved with rolling back to the steam era from 1975!



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    Ok, I just want to know this: how did you manage to edit a built-in route? From what I've heard and experienced, those can't be edited in TS 12 SP1 and T:ANE.

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    Default The ECML Built-in Route in TS12

    I cloned, saved and then cropped down the ECML Kings Cross to Newcastle route quite some time ago, prior to the release of TS12 61388. I understand that such a technique would not work now, at least not in T:ANE. That is awkward, since I retained the clone of the whole ECML Kings Cross to Newcastle route circa 1975 and have had to tweak it in several places in order to run a 1975 overnight passenger train session that runs from Kings Cross to Newcastle. Examples are having to correct some spelling mistakes for trackmarks, add and move trackmarks for a different place for the train to stop, and add in a trackmark to solve a problem of a Down train just refusing to head north out of Peterborough Platform 4. Another consequence of the technique not working in T:ANE would be me not being able to roll back the ECML in Northumberland to have a more authentic Chevington as well as adding in the Amble branch. I think that trying to clone the Kings Cross to Edinburgh route and cropping it down to York - Edinburgh would be with the primary objective of running it during circa 1920 in the late pre-grouping era of the North Eastern Railway and the East Coast Joint Stock. That would seem to be a project that would take up all my spare hours for a decade or more! It would also require a large outlay for commissioning a rake or two of ECJS bogie gangway coaches as well as several rakes of NER bogie gangway coaches.

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    Excellent - and many thanks for the very full and interesting descriptions.

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    Default Doncaster Shed, 1958



    A lineup of North-Eastern mainline steam power allocated to Doncaster Shed, circa 1958. From left to right, we have Peppercorn A1 60144 "King's Courier", Gresley V2 60943, Gresley A3's nos. 60104 "Solario" and 60102 "Sir Frederick Banbury", Thompson A1/1 60113 "Great Northern", and Gresley K3's nos. 61925 and 61869.
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