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, 23 January 2017

Another Week Starts

A Towne engineer makes the regular inspection of shackles .....
..... chains & other lifting tackle - now marked blue 
Walter cutting bar to assist in making shims .....
...... for fitting Horden's eccentric straps
Ian stripping Cochrane's boiler backhead
Malcolm checking a safety valve seat from Horden as Dave manually turns the lathe chuck
Dennis working on a sandbox from Horden
Eric & Malcolm sawing timber for the toilets
Eric fitting part of a door frame
Malcolm fitting a wall plate
Making one the smaller wall frames

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