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.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Few Tasks

Steve, Steve & Bob removing the decayed footbridge beam
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)
Maggie overseeing Bob & Bill bolting together the replacement beam

Nigel  adjusting the height of the new beam
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)
Ian moving HC 38's wheelsets
Peter preparing to paint Horden's frames
Geoff feeding cable for toilet lighting .....
..... to Dave in the loft space
The new bridge beam being manhandled into place .....
..... hoisted .....
...... & located onto the bearer by Nigel & Steve 
Steve & Bob replacing east end decking as necessary
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)
..... with Bob, Bill & Bob working at the other end
(photo courtesy of Nigel Wheeler)
Ian loading the Peckett wheelset for return to Beamish
Members of Newton Aycliffe Photography Club & Sunderland Photographic Association study HL No.2
Steve smoothing plasterwork
Shaun painting the ceiling
Geoff undercoating woodwork
Ian testing Twizell for leaks

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