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, 18 May 2017

At Marley Hill & East Tanfield

Jim making a collar
The man from Fire Logistics checking extinguishers
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Ian setting the newly machined safety valves on HL No.2 .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
..... & checking the pressure at which they lift
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Removing the vacuum ejector from No.2
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Angela stripping the ejector for inspection & cleaning - it's since been refitted to to No.2
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)
Chris manning the gates for the works train on its way to East Tanfield
At ET, Bill unfastening chairs from redundant sleepers
Bill, Dave, Mark & Chris sorting components & recovered sleepers
Mark taking a sleeper .....
..... for Chris & Bill to place in the bay, enabling plant to run alongside the platform
Mark, Dave, Bill & Chris carry a heavy sleeper
Chris stripping sleepers - which will then be barrowed to the platform
Dave giving Chris a hand
Dave, Mark, Chris & Bill load chairs & screws
The works train heads back to Marley Hill, watched by Chris

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