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, 1 May 2017

Scans of Old TR Photos

Ballast brakes which became carriage nos. 4 & 3, with Marley Hill pit behind
(photo by Alan Thompson?)
Near - Norwegian carriage, NER carriages on chassis, donor van, Ashington brake van
Middle - carriage No.4 being created, Holmpton (?) carriage body being lifted onto chassis, GN carriage (?), No.21
Far - Gamma, Joshua, vans from Middlesbrough docks & in the distance, waggons on the TR branch pre Gibraltar Bridge rebuild
MH shed has the original patchwork roof, but benefits from a chimney which now needs to be rebuilt - any new volunteers?

(photo by Alan Thompson)

1 comment:

Barry Higgott said...

I remember carrying tools down from the pit after closure.