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, 12 February 2017

A Cold Wet Day

AW No.2 shunting the carriage stock with Henry ......
...... & David looking out, & Mark at the ground frame
Ben cleaning Twizell as the locos raise steam
Jim & Peter discuss Horden's coupling rod bearings
Richard building up parts for Horden's sanding gear
Antony on HL No.2, shunting vans for its train
Angela takes Twizell & its passenger train towards Sunniside
Antony & Steve propel their train into Andrews House ......
..... & depart for Sunniside
Visiting Andrews House - Dyna, a steady animal unaffected by steam noises
Staff being customers in Tommy Armstrong's tearoom
(photo courtesy of Sarah Gardiner)

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