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.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

North Pole Express Day 8

Jonny firing Twizell; Matthew cleaning No.2

At Marley Hill, Twizell's crew are Kyle, George & Jonny
Twizell heading the empty stock out of Marley Hill .....
..... with No.2 following
Richard & Mark in the workshop

The first express of the day arrives at the North \Pole
Matthew, Ethan & Ian ready to head south on No.2
Another express arrival
David encouraging the departure of his train
No.2 drawing forward ......
...... so that Ian & Ethan can add coal & water
Kyle adding the headboard
Will on rubbish duty
Rod & friends outside the grotto
Steve collecting the ET token from Ryan in the signalbox
Richard removing 49's swan neck ......
(photo courtesy of Chris Allen)
...... which David & Chris take to the workshop
Bobby welding the frame of carriage No.1
John, Tommy, Peter, Chris & Frances in the North Pole tea room
At East Tanfield, Euan serving in Tommy Armstrong's Tea Room
Andrew on ticket checking duty

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