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, 24 May 2015

Today at TR

Guy testing the signalling system at the start of the day
David cleaning Cochrane
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Angela preparing Cochrane
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Me, shunting carriages for today's trains ....
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
,,,,, under the direction of guards Peter & Matthew .....
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
..... with Guy on the carriage shed ground frame
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Matthew signals his train as it's  propelled past MH box
Steve passing the Sunniside token to Guy
Callum watching for the guard's signal,
with Angela & Steve on Cochrane's footplate
Peter signalling his train .....
..... to propel past signal No.4, down the bank
to draw forward into AH west
Angela, Callum & Steve coal & water Cochrane
Frank tending to his flower bed
Bob & Chris bagging coal
Ben & Ethan making a good job .....
..... of cleaning AW No.2
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Frances working in AH shop
No.2 passing Marley Hill signalbox
Passing Dai, trainee at Causey level crossing
Peter helping passengers at Causey
Beauty & the beast at Causey

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