Did you know? In 1886 Durham coal owners forced the NER to give them a direct route to the Tyne at Dunston, avoiding the bottleneck at Tyne Dock.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Today's Work

Ian setting out timbers
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Steve & Bill sorting the timbers by length
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Bill & Steve placing a blade & stock rail on the timbers
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
LOnger timbers being placed & spaced under part of  the diamond crossing
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
John continuing rewiring at MH shed
Steve, Dave & Bill fitting chairs to rails at ET
Ian shifting rail as Dave & Steve work on the diamond crossing
Dragging 95 lb/yd rail from the far end of the site ......
..... to be used as closures within the crossing

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