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, 11 May 2018

Friday on 49

The photos below are courtesy of Antony Walker, except as noted**
49 this morning, with boiler lagged & in the frames
Richard & Jonny controlling the tank .....
..... as it is lowered onto the boiler, watched by Bobby
Antony, Bobby & Richard checking the tank seating
(** photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)
The chimney being lowered into position
The cab top being swung .....
..... towards the loco
No.49 looking more complete
The photos above are courtesy of Antony Walker, except as noted**

1 comment:

Barry Higgott said...

She is looking great. Now Im looking forward to me first trip behind her.