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, 28 May 2017

Some Sunday Stuff

Alan shunting carriages this morning
Trainee Dan & Guard Peter on a passing train
Jim making a top for Horden's clack box .....
..... & double checking against the original
Richard filing the shoulder of a side rod bush
Peter checking another split bearing on Horden
Cochrane waiting at Andrews House, seen through Gibraltar Bridge
Tom & Jonny on Cochrane, Bill on AH platform
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Jonny picking up the token from trainee Matthew
Cochrane crossing the footpath on leaving Sunniside
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)
Token exchange on return
Tommy handling customer enquiries
Jack & Howard in the tea carriage
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Jack at work
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Jack & Joseph cleaning up
Matthew & Tom exchanging tokens again 
Alan doing extra shunting ready for tomorrow's two trains
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Tommy working on carriage No.1
Stuart repanelling a door for carriage No.1
Chris working on the window openings
Matthew cleaning No.2 ready for tomorrow

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