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, 22 June 2017

A Day of Two Halfs

The first half was a video sponsored by & for Heart Radio on behalf of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, which is promoting rural Gateshead
Peter chatting with Ian as he prepares Cochrane for testing following a tank washout;
Cochrane is also the train engine today
Two of the Heart Radio folk; Tom Campbell presents Drivetime 4 - 7 pm
A passing troop of children star in the video at Causey
Alan shunting the carriages afterwards, ready for Saturday's private hire
Cleaning the toilet walls by Dave, .....
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
..... Bill ......
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
..... & Steve
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Bill preparing capping for the wainscot in the toilets
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Rob & Dave mixing tile cement
Chris tiling in the accessible toilet ......
..... Steve in the ladies
Steve cleaning tools
Geoff cleaning tiles

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