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, 8 January 2017

Sunday Bits

Ethan helping to shunt the carriages this morning
Stewart filling his oil cans
Jack giving a flag to Callum as No.2 propels into Andrews House
In the workshop, Jeff, .....
..... Jim .....
..... & Antony work on parts for Horden
Richard making blanks for 49's boiler, watched by Ethan
Jonny lowering 49's swan neck .....
..... for Richard to refit to the main steam pipe
Later, Jonny fits the blanking plates to 49's boiler - which is due to leave for firebox work
Sarah leading a food hygiene training session in Tommy Armstrong's
Matthew, Alex, Oliver & Will clearing ash from the front of the shed
Steve drilling .....
..... & fitting a sole plate ......
..... then fetching .....
..... & bolting together some toilet framework

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