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, 9 April 2017

Today Around Tanfield Railway

David oiling under No.2's traction motor cover .....
(NB compare the Laurence Scott motor with the 1933 photo in Saturday's post)
..... & shunting the carriages for the day
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
The train has the board to leave Marley Hill
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
David heading Twizell out of Marley Hill .....
..... with David following behind on AW No.2
Ben & Matthew cleaning Cochrane
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Jeff setting up a milling job for Horden
Jim making a pin for Horden
Kyle painting Horden's Wakefield lubricator
Jonny making a boiler plug for No.49
Richard drilling an item for No.49's blast pipe 
Logan & Will cleaning Marley Hill shed
Alex & Oliver clearing ash from outside the shed
Twizell passing MH signalbox on the way to Sunniside .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
..... with Guy the guard in tow
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Chris & David talking to visitors on AW No.2
Before changing platforms, No.2 waits for Twizell to arrive at Andrews House
Stuart painting the underside of wood to replace a verandah floor of carriage No.1
Tom stripping panelling from carriage No.1
Kyle fitting a patch panel to E9's door
(photo courtesy of Kyle Allsopp)

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