Posted: Oct 12, 2020 @ 13:10:47 by Russell Newman
The restoration on former Shotton Colliery Andrew Barclay built 0-6-0ST Works No. 1015 "Horden" has now been completed and the locomotive is now ready for testing before entering service at the Tanfield Railway very soon.
Posted: Jun 13, 2012 @ 11:06:02 by seaham lad
horden is currently being restored at the tanfield railway. so far sections of the boiler have been replaced
Posted: Jan 28, 2007 @ 12:01:55 by tom
Horden has moved into the Marley Hill engine shed on the Tanfield Railway and is being prepared for a boiler inpection. If the boiler is in a decent state, the loco will be returned to service in possibly less than 3 years
Posted: Aug 27, 2003 @ 17:08:06 by Steve frost
I visited the Tanfield Railway a couple of weeks ago (August 2003) and 'Horden' is slumbering away in the company of a couple of other Barclays from Scottish collieries. It is largely complete, in the condition when withdrawn. The engine's name comes from the fact that the colliery at Shotton was owned by the Horden Coal Company. As Horden village itself is some miles away, I always wondered why it wasn't called 'Shotton', since that's where it worked.
In a role reversal, the engine working when I visited Tanfield was 'Stagshaw', which was dumped in a siding to the left of the photo in 1971.
Posted: Apr 10, 2003 @ 14:04:42 by Steve Frost
The album shot shows the loco when it was working at Shotton Colliery. It was taken on a very grey day in late September 1971, as the loco blasted up from the colliery with a cut of coal hoppers for the exchange sidings, where a Class 37 diesel was waiting. 'Horden' is all that's left of this scene. The colliery, the pit heap, the track and the wagons have all gone. revisiting Shotton Colliery a few years ago, I really struggled to locate this site.