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.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

49's Boiler Progress

49's boiler is under repair at Israel Newton's boiler workshop in Matlock.

The photos below are courtesy of John Eastwood of Newton's, via Richard Charlton.
The material of 49's boiler backhead was found to contain impurities.
It was decided to cut out the defective plate.
Replacement plate has been flanged, .....

..... drilled & welded in place

The foundation ring has been dressed ready for trial fitting of the inner firebox
The photos above are courtesy of John Eastwood via Richard Charlton.

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