Did you know? The first new coking plant following nationalisation opened in Fishburn on 18 June 1954.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A Day at East Tanfield

Geoff & Malcolm disassembling a point motor bound for East Tanfield
Works train passing Causey Crossing .....
.....& entering East Tanfield bay
David & Antony unloading sleepers .....
..... & watching me sling a point blade .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
..... for unloading
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Unloading the buffer stop frames
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Northern Structures continue with the carriage shed frame
Dave & Antony unfastening the point blade ......
..... which Steve, David & Antony remove
Turning in the replacement blade .....
..... & sliding it into position
Antony drilling to fit the blade anchor
Dave & Steve fitting a tie bar to the blade ends
Antony & David .....
..... fitting check chairs in the diamond crossing
Ian setting a datum .....
.....used with the laser level to check the ballast needed to lift the track to height
Changing the digger bucket for another more suited to ballast
Offloading sleepers
Loading ballast
Spreading ballast
David drilling to tie .....
..... & fit the short check rail
Antony finishing the fitting of another check rail

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