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, 13 May 2018

Sunday Mixture

Logan & I prepare Cochrane at the start of the day
(photos courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Bill, David, Matthew & Logan look for the guard, while Frank cleans the cobbles
Ben shows a green flag to head for East Tanfield
Cochrane's crew at Causey
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Angela on AW No.2 takes the train into East Tanfield bay, while Logan waits on Cochrane
I'm coaling Cochrane while Logan fills the tank
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Susan making floral table displays
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Shaun preparing refreshments in No.7
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Den & Ben chat to passengers
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Richard, Jonny & Logan fit one of 49's tank support brackets
Peter marking a cut out in 49's smokebox side for the vacuum exhaust .....
(photo courtesy of Jonny Charlton)
..... & Richard chain drilling it
(photo courtesy of Jonny Charlton)
Alex clearing up inside 49's smokebox
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Ian checking levels for the track in the new shed .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
..... greasing slide chairs .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
..... & moving the muscleman with the digger
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Heading north, Matthew offering the ET token
Heading south, picking the ET token back up again
David manning Causey Level Crossing
Matthew bringing Cochrane back onto the train after coaling & watering
Shunting the ballast waggon at East Tanfield
Running round the train at Sunniside
Approaching Marley Hill box after a signal check
Ian changing the ET ground frame to allow Cochrane onto the head of the train
Martin & Helen behind the counter in Pontop Canteen
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)

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