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, 13 December 2016


General view of the foundations as we start
Dave cropping the bottom of the carriage shed sheets .....
..... assisted by Steve - the cropping is necessary to clear the next foundation layer
Dave & Steve pegging out the back shutter
Ian cropping the top of the reinforcement mesh
Brian & Steve nailing together the long shutter
Rob holding back the DPC as Steves clear the way for the shutter
Knocking a shutter support in place
Later, Rob cleans the workshop prior to fabricating the walls of the new toilet
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

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