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, 23 April 2017

Another Sunday

Logan cleaning Twizell's wheels
Luke on No.2 shunting the carriages for the day
Duty officer Alan watching Twizell take the empty stock out of Marley Hill
David on Twizell, heading round the curve to Terrace Junction
Angela removing Cochrane's regulator packing
Peter & Bobby preparing to work on 49's blast pipe
Ronnie & Richard rolling an axle under Horden's frames
Jim working on 49's blast pipe collar .....
..... & Richard continuing the job
|Logan cleaning between Cochrane's frames
A late afternoon train disgorges a few more passengers than usual at Andrews House
Chris backing up Twizell to ease uncoupling .....

...... then David & Chris have moved Twizell forward for water
Ar Andrews House, Frances washes while Shaun & Joseph dry
In Pontop Canteen, Geoff & Lewis dry dishes

Callum & Andrew working on a seat from carriage No.1
At  East Tanfield, a gathering on the platform .....
(photo courtesy of Helen Barker)
..... & in Tommy Armstrong's tea room
(photo courtesy of Jack McArdle)
Ben on No.2 as it shunts stock back into the carriage shed

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