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.

Monday, 21 November 2016

A Rainy Day

Jonny, Richard & Ian stacking bits of 49 on its frames
..... & they've removed the smokebox from the boiler
Jonny burning rivets to release angle from the smokebox
(photo courtesy of Richard Charlton)
In the workshop, Dave is turning parts for Horden
Walter making up a set of drills
Dennis making a bracket
to support Horden's lubricator
Malcolm removing excess weld from Horden's valve rod extensions

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