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.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

NPE Day 1

Luke cleaning Twizell.

The Sun rising over the North Pole this morning.
Ryan oiling pointwork.
Chris and David setting off to East Tanfield with empty carriage stock.
The man in red waiting to greet visitors in his grotto.
Twizell arriving at the North Pole with the first express of the season.
Chris watering No.2.
Ian coaling Twizell in preperation for tomorrow.
Chris emptying No.2's smokebox...
...while David oils the handrails...
...and Rob cleans the roof.