37042 arrived at the Eden Valley Railway on 12th April 2011. It is seen here at Warcop on 13th April. I decided to take a shot from each corner, as well as a front on shot, mainly for the record. The paintwork is somewhat faded, particularly the EWS red or maroon or whatever it was called.
37042 arrived at the Eden Valley Railway on 12th April 2011. It is seen here at Warcop on 13th April
On 6th November a big shunt was carried out to move 37250 prior to its departure to the Wensleydale Railway. Darlington (RSH8343/1962) is seen here dragging 37250 from the car park siding.
In addition to 37250, Darlington was hauling the BG used as the staff mess room and the rather forlorn Fowler 21 (4220045/1967).
Now it gets confusing. The 0-4-0DM loco in this shot is known as the Barclay. Although it is a Barclay design, it was built by Vulcan Foundry (5262/1945) to an order from Drewry Cars (2181/1945). It was used as the second loco for the shunting on 6th November, but is not used regularly at the moment..
Another shot of Darlington hauling 37250 on 6th November 2011.
All four of the working shunters at Warcop in one shot! From left to right: Hunslet 2389/1941, Thomas Hill 130c/1963, Drewry Cars 2181/1945 and Darlington (RSH8343/1962).
37250 by the blast wall on 6th November, waiting for its move to the Wensleydale Railway.
It takes a lot to stop the P-way gang (and the idiot with a camera!). Darlington with the works train on 4th December 2011 in heavy snow as we collected "stop, look and listen" signs for repair and renewal.
Darlington at Warcop Station on 4th December 2011, the snow still falling heavily.
On 22nd January 2012 these three trespassers were seen running across the line at Sandford Mire. This photo was taken from a moving Shark brake van.
A view of the 4-CEPs and 47799 from the top of the blast wall on 11th February.
Thomas Hill 130c (known to us as The Vanguard) shunting stock in order to release the ballast train on 11th February 2012.
The Vanguard (TH 130c) shunting the ballast train on 11th February 2012.
For the first ballast train on 11th February Darlington (Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn 8343/1962) was added.
The two locos propelling the ballast train through Warcop Station on 11th February 2012.
Another view of TH 130c/1963 and RSH 8343/1962, this time at Sandford Mire on 11th February 2012.
A view of the ballast actually being discharged from one of the dogfish on 11th February 2012.
Loading of the dogfish with ballast is facilitated by use of the blast wall, as seen here on 11th February 2012.
Darlington (RSH 8343) developed a fault on the return journey and was shunted out of the way. On 12th February the ballast train was solely in the hands of The Vanguard.
The Vanguard (TH 130c/1963) at Sandford Mire with the ballast train on 12th February 2012.