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, 12 February 2018

Workshop, etc

Jim marking Horden's front tubeplate for drilling
Eric fitting bands to strengthen a sleeper end lifter, for use at ET
Walter servicing the vacuum brake application valve for Horden
Dave tapping AW No.2's new contacts
The telehandler in the woods .....
..... fetching iron baseplates for point noses 
Loading CS1s for use at East Tanfield
Brian & Peter discussing work on Horden
Brian milling lugs from a baseplate for support of a crossing nose at East Tanfield
Coaling Twizell in front of Marley Hill shed

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