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.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Today's Work

Jonny at work underneath No.49
Antony & Richard attaching fittings to 49's backhead
Richard & Bobby fitting 49's main steam pipe
(photos courtesy of Antony Walker)

David sanding van 111's door before painting
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Works train heading for Tanfield
One of a large number of Durham countryside volunteers working on Causey footpaths
At East Tanfield, Ian checking clearances ready for pouring concrete tomorrow
Later in the day, a problem is fixed before tomorrow's concrete delivery
Geoff touching up paintwork of ET station
Kevin & Nigel .....
..... & George & Dave uncovering the platform foundations
Steve floating a quarter ton CS1 into place
Ian checking levels
Dave & George adding more paving slabs alongside the shed
Steve & Nigel drilling a closure rail at the shed entrance
Ian & Kevin scooting the other closure into place
Steve keying while Nigel & Geoff keep the rail seated in the chairs
Ian removing temporary runway rails

First railway vehicle in the shed is the 8 wheel bogie, the Husky being the inaugural loco

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