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.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Sunday Mix

David, David & Antony preparing Twizell
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Dave removing oil drip trays from under his train
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Richard fitting a cladding rail to 49's boiler
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Jonny checking 49's firehole door slides
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Jim making studs for 49
Logan tidying the workshop
Alastair painting a waggon
Two black locos heading for Tanfield
Rob training Chris in checking signal wires & No.8 point
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
David exchanging tokens with Chris
Jonny painting 49's crinolines
Logan filling No.2's tank
Ian levelling dolomite in ET carriage shed .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
..... & refilling the dumper
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Dave cleaning carriage windows
David taking Twizell & its train away from East Tanfield
Angela dropping more dolomite in Et carriage shed
Marking the level of fill on the shed stanchions
Loading the dumper to return to Marley Hill for coaling duty
Tomorrow's locos stand outside Marley Hill shed