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.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

East Tanfield on Thursday

Malcolm & Brian chatting while working on Horden's sanding gear
Rob cleaning check chairs
David & Dave installing a short closure rail
Geoff tightening crossing bolts .....
..... & keying with David
Ian setting out CS1s on the carriage shed road
Fastening down chairs
Rob pulling in a curved closure .....
...... & David drilling the rail end
Reverting to manual methods

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