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, 21 June 2015

Gala Sunday

The red visitors outside Marley Hill shed this morning
Tom in thoughtful pose
Steve polishing .....
.....& coaling Twizell
Making ready Cochrane & No.2 outside the 5 road shed
Alex & Tom on Mech Navvies passing under Gibraltar Bridge
on its way to the coal train at Andrews House
A No.5 & Twizell adding waggons to their train at Marley Hill
Owen & Stewart on Cochrane entering Andrews House station,
with a neatly spaced out audience on Gibraltar Bridge

Richard has collected the token from Guy
Jonathan returning the time clock to working order
A midday line up of Austerities outside Marley Hill shed
Twizell leaving Andrews House with firemen Matthew & Tom ......
..... & returning from Sunniside about 20 minutes later
Driver Steve looking back for .....
..... Dave the guard flagging the train off for East Tanfield
Watering & waiting at Andrews House
George taking A No.5 from Marley Hill with the short train of empties
John in the ticket booth
The visitors at Sunniside
Dave keeping an eye ahead, with photographers at Terrace Junction
Mark & David shunting with AW No.2 at Marley Hill
Chris on No.2, with David & Guy exchanging tokens
At AH, Cochrane waits while No,2 & Mech Navvies arrive from the south
Luke & Ethan coaling No.2
Chris guarding the coal train

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