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.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

East Tanfield on Track

Works train heading over Causey Level Crossing
Ian digging for the buffer stop at the end of ET carriage shed
Dave clearing snow from the work area
Lifting a 60' rail in place, for trimming to size
Steve knocking worn ferrules out of an L1 chair
Bill barring up a rail end while Dave & David install lifting plates
David drilling a rail end
Geoff hanging prints in East Tanfield waiting room
Steve tightening fishplates
Bill & Dave barring rail to gauge .....
..... & David helping with a heavier section
David & Geoff keying
Ian reducing the fill to the level of the foundtions

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