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, 14 July 2015

Decanting

Steve, Bill, Martin & Dave working north of Causey station
Martin lifting the inside rail of the curve to remove the cant - the others are packing ballast under the sleeper ends to keep the lift
Bill & Steve lifting a dipped joint on the outer rail
Dave & Martin jacking a joint into better horizontal alignment
The team advancing round the curve .....
..... towards the straight, where the cant is already zero
Martin & Bill packing the ballast shoulder after realigning another joint on the curve
Steve & Dave letting the works train return through Causey Level Crossing

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