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, 30 April 2017

Sunday with Progress

Tom, Logan & Ben cleaning Twizell this morning ......
..... while Jonny is under the loco oiling the valve linkage
Geoff setting up a milling job for Horden
Jim making an oil pot for Horden
Bobby grinding inside 49's new blastpipe
Peter jacking down at the front of Horden .....
...... alternating with Richard at the back
Ronnie handling the frame stands
A minor problem with the rear springs .....
..... which had to be dropped off so that the frames could be lowered further
(work on suspension & coupling rods will continue tomorrow)
The new bin bay is doublmg up as a photographic stand
Dai, Jonny & Tom on Twizell at East Tanfield
Two Bens at Causey Crossing
Alan at the carriage shed ground frame as AW No.2 ....
..... shunts the stock at the end of the day

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