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.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Leading up to the Gala

Martin working on cabinet fronts and floor covering in the cafe, which will be in use at the gala
A counter for East Tanfield station passing Causey crossing
Rob levelling a path around the carriage shed
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Ian emerging after checking Twizell's firebox
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Peter & Angela discussing a footplate H&S incident
Peter & Ian checking a flange lubricator on Twizell
Angela & Ian testing Twizell, in steam to check new packing etc,
ready for use at the gala
Angela clearing Twizell's ashpan
Starting TIC 35
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Ian clearing a drain, for the convenience of gala visitors
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Rob, Dave & Colin sealing the cafe roof to the carriage shed with Denso tape,
to avoid water dripping on diners if weather at the gala is inclement

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