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Thursday, 22 February 2018

East Tanfield Plus

Jim working on Horden's tubeplate
Peter & Malcolm fetch Horden's main steam pipe
...... which Clive & Malcolm try in the regulator swan neck
Jonny & David loading 49's smokebox door into a van
Jonny & David unloading  it at Newton's .....
(photo courtesy of David Watchman)
...... where David, Jonny & Callum admire the work on 49's boiler
(photo courtesy of David Watchman)
The first column of the new carriage shed being erected at East Tanfiield
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)
Further columns going up
And more
Stays being added between the columns
Rob, Geoff, David & Dave inserting a check rail on the lead into ET carriage shed
Keying it
David & Dave drilling a rail end  .....
..... & inserting a sleeper
Rob removing a chair to be changed for a check chair
Geoff drilling .....
..... & screwing down a check chair

The team fetch a check rail .....
..... which Geoff & Rob roll into place
Ian clearing old woodwork from the route of the off loading siding .....
.....& removing fill from the route
Fishplating 90 to 95 lb rail leading to the headshunt
Rob & Geoff keying the rail
Dave screwing down chairs on the alignment
Dave signalling the Husky through Causey Level Crossing on its return

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