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.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Thursday at TR

Jim continuing to machine the flail shaft
Dennis & Horden's footsteps
Peter & Brian measuring Horden's barrel diameter
Colin & Bill painting toilet ceiling joists

Angela scratting for coal to test steam Cochrane
Vic mowing the picnic area
Rob fixing a frame for carriage shed panelling
Dave & Chris sorting the best used sleepers .....
..... for Ian to cut to length for fencing
Offloading in the new bin area
Digging a trench .....
..... & setting the first sleeper to height

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