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, 26 March 2017

A Fine Spring Day

Angela & the great permutation of carriages this morning
Me, coupling No.2 to the eventual train
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
No.2's crew wait for departure from Marley Hill
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
At Andrews House, Sean placing plants
under Susan's strict instruction .....

..... & Peter with his flag; with Susan in the bushes
Henry, after replacing Cochrane's tank
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
David making tea in the cake carriage
John & Frank on a break
Ben cleaning a pit in Marley Hill shed
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Henry cleaning Cochrane's pipework
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Euan, today's keeper of Causey Crossing
Howard washing; Will drying

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