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.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Based Around the Signalbox Today

David clearing molehills .....
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
..... & spilled coal at Andrews House
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Steve offering the Sunniside token when propelling the empty stock into Andrews House
Later - Jonny coaling, Steve fitting, Ethan watering HL No.2
Jeff fitting a cutting head
Tom watching the miller make a cotter for Horden's piston rod to crosshead
Richard working on a base for 49's blastpipe
 Ronnie being shown the pedestal drill by Bobby
Euan bringing up the rear of a passing train
Ethan & Steve visible on No.2's footplate approaching the signalbox
Jonny now on the regulator at Andrews House
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Matthew waving back a pick up goods being propelled into Andrews House .....
...... with Chris about to give up the token
Clearing the west platform to allow the passenger train in 
Later, Angela has parked her train in the east platform ......
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
...... & later still, she's shunting the carriage shed

Jonny clearing No.2's ashpan at the end of the day
Mark & Stuart at work on No.1
Stuart adjusting a piece of cladding

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