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.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A Summer's Day at East Tanfield

Ian repacking a gauge glass drain from Twizell
Steve operating Causey gates to let the works train through
Dropping off the sleepers which we picked from the lineside en route
Bill, Rob, Dave, Steve & Mark restart stripping chaired sleepers
dumped at East Tanfield after previous relaying work
Offloading from the bogie to give plant access along the bay
Steve, Bill & Mark stripping & shifting chairs from sleepers
Hot work in the sun, for a change
Steve, Dave & Bill reloading the bogie
Clearing more salvaged materials
Dropping off sleepers .....
..... further down the bay - but we need many more sleepers in readiness for concreting
Loading the rest of today's salvaged S1 chairs
The works train returning over Causey Crossing

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