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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tuesday at Tanfield

John replacing a DB in the bait room
John replacing a DB in the bait room



A pair of 95lb/yd BH rails at the end of East Tanfield platform needed to be replaced.  Ian had already measured and cut the replacement rails.

The 45' rails were loaded across 2 bogies
The 45' rails were loaded across 2 bogies
At East Tanfield, the bogies were withdrawn from under the rails (the timbers are for the point at Causey)
At East Tanfield, the bogies are withdrawn from under
the rails (the timbers are for the point at Causey)
One rail replaced .....
..... the other being tipped out of the chairs
Les and Ken fitting fishplates, Malcolm and Rob keying up
Les and Ken fitting fishplates, Malcolm and Rob keying up
Ken drilling a rail, Les and Malcolm wait to plate the joint
Ken drilling a rail, Les and Malcolm wait to fishplate