We're In The Model Railway Journal
MRJ no 271 has South Pelaw as the lead article. We are honoured and delighted to be able to tell the story behind our project. There are far more details in the article than we could put on this blog so we recommend getting a copy.
Tony Lambert of the A19 Model Railway Club, took over a hundred photos for the article. Here are a few that were not used.
A Q6 arrives with a coal train. It will have to split the rake into three lots of seven wagons to tackle the climb to Consett.
The banker is about to come on to a loaded iron ore train. Then the slog begins.
The scene at the approaches to Stella Gill yard.
Coal from the South Pelaw colliery is gingerly lowered down the gradient behind the signal cabin..
An oil train with fuel from the Jarrow terminal has taken the main line via Gateshead and Ouston Junction. The train already has a banker, another Q6, ready for the climb. The oil is for the new plate mill.
We've now been to three exhibitions and our next outing is to ExpoEM Autumn at a new venue in Wakefield on 7th and 8th September.