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.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Wednesday Workers

Cameron removing laths from No.1's seats
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Vic has his tractor out for grass cutting again
(photo courtesy of Colin Gibson)
Dennis with the new grass cutter on Andrews House platform
Ian test loading the dumper on the 8 wheel bogie
Bill, Nigel & Dave loading mesh
Heading for East Tanfield
Checking how the dumper will be able to pour concrete into a former .....
..... & the garage fit
Bill & Nigel .....
..... slewing the track 2" to clear the formers
Ian, Nigel & Bill setting up a former
Colin .....
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
..... & Geoff cutting skirting boards for the new toilets
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Dave drilling laths
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Les cleaning Pontop Canteen .....
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
..... alongside Colin
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Shaun painting carriage shed doors
(photo courtesy of Colin Gibson)
Shaun, Dave, Geoff & half of Colin endeavouring to complete
the undercoating of the carriage shed doors today

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