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.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Starting the Year

Colin cleaning in the carriage shed
Rob drilling .....
..... & fitting hinges to a gate which he made several years ago
Steve, Dave & Rob working on the coal bay at Andrews House
Removing the rotten sleeper closure post
(the gate has already fallen apart)
Filling the coal bay to free the dumper .....
..... to be used to extract the rotten stump
Fitting the replacement gate to the hanging post .....
..... & lowering the new closure post (a sleeper)
Angela removing Cochrane's blow down valve .....
..... & Ian refitting it after inspection & repair
Removing No.2's blown blower ring for repair

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