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.

Friday, 7 April 2017

49 at Israel Newton's

The photos below were taken by or supplied via Richard Charlton.   They show No.49's boiler in the throes of inner firebox removal at Israel Newton's Cromford works.

Showing some back head stays having been removed
Showing segmental removal
of the inner firebox plates
An apprentice working on the boiler
49's boiler has since been moved indoors for further work

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