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.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

East Tanfield with Snow

Works train passing Causey Level Crossing
Steve at the ground frame to direct the train into the bay .....
..... where Ian unloads the CS1s
Dave screwing down a chair while Steve lifts the sleeper end
Dave & Steve screwing & drilling

Ian clearing the fill shovelled into the four foot at the weekend
Dave & Steve fastening down .....
..... now in sunlight ....
..... more of the bay road
Ian has removed most of the excess fill
Fixing a crossing nose in position, using one of the plates milled flat yesterday

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