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.

Friday, 9 June 2017

49 - Further Boiler Progress

Countersinking stay holes on the throat plate at Newton's 
(photo courtesy of John Eastwood via Richard Charlton)
The countersinking is part of the preparation for welding stays
(photo courtesy of John Eastwood via Richard Charlton)
The three inner firebox parts ready to weld together at Newton's 
(photo courtesy of John Eastwood via Richard Charlton)

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