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, 13 April 2017

Mainly ET

Still drilling stay holes to tie the platform walls:
Works train on its way to East Tanfield
Clearing a tube
Rob cutting a hole for another tie 
Chris, Dave & Steve digging to find a tube .....

..... being hammered through by Dennis
Once found .....
..... a hole can be knocked through .....
.....  to allow the tube to be hammered home
Dennis & Dave clearing a tube
One of the difficulties is withdrawing a tube to be cleared
A different way of doing it
Dennis opened the gates for the return trip

Meanwhile in Marley Hill toilets:
Colin painting the ceiling
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe(
Tony painting around a corner
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

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