Did you know? Tanfield Waggonway was 4' gauge; Hawks Waggonway (Gateshead) 4'3"; Wylam Waggonway used 5' gauge; Willington Waggonway 4'8", hence Killingworth Waggonway 4'8" & from there the Stephensons' influence spread to Hetton, the S&DR, the L&MR, across Britain & the world.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Loco Work

Dave drilling Horden's new spectacle rings
Peter checking straightness of Horden's cotter pins
Dennis trimming a piece of plate for Jim for Horden's RH motion bracket
Richard investigating excess play between No.2's crosshead & slidebars
Jack drilling Horden's cab floor plate
Alan & Brian adjusting one of Horden's slide valves
Walter filing an oil groove in a split brass for Horden
Ian seeking the cause of a leak in Twizell's regulator
Malcolm setting up the boring one of Horden's little ends

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