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, 24 December 2016

North Pole Express Day 11 of 11

David oiling between No.2's frames, cheek against the curved balance pipe
Matthew cleaning Twizell's wheels
Luke cleaning the smokebox

Ian oiling Twizell
No.2 in Marley Hill shed .....
...... & drawing the carriages out of their shed
Twizell heading the empty stock around Marley Hill curve, No.2 banking
Angela filling coal bags
Elves & travellers wait as the Express arrives at the North Pole
Dave cleaning MS&L carriage No.8's windows
Mark repairing a door in No.8
Antony & David running No.2 round the train at East Tanfield
Lewis creating a sugary creamy chewy drink with extra chocolate & sweets
Dan holding back a throng at Causey Crossing
Jonny & Richard setting up 49's swan neck to mill the regulator face
Kyle undercoating Horden's eccentric straps
Angela, Ian, Luke & Matthew posing

Dave & Antony keep a lookout as they head south from the  Pole
Joseph, Peter, young Tommy & Alex in the tea room

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