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.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Progress on 49's Boiler

The photos below showing fitting of crown stays to 49's boiler at Newton's were taken on Tuesday 30 January & are courtesy of Richard Charlton.
Showing roof stays with nuts attached
Running a tap through the threads ......
..... & fitting a stay
The boiler in position to facilitate work
A close up of stays
The flue tubes are fitted & beaded over
The photos above are courtesy of Richard Charlton.

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