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, 8 February 2018

East Tanfield on Thursday

Malcolm & Brian chatting while working on Horden's sanding gear
Rob cleaning check chairs
David & Dave installing a short closure rail
Geoff tightening crossing bolts .....
..... & keying with David
Ian setting out CS1s on the carriage shed road
Fastening down chairs
Rob pulling in a curved closure .....
...... & David drilling the rail end
Reverting to manual methods

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