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.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Sunday Ops & Jobs

Antony & Ben preparing No.2 this morning
Antony adding tannins to the water
While changing light bulbs in  Marley Hill shed, I took this shot .....
..... which reminded me of this view around 1966 in Birkenhead shed,
where a quarter of the entire class of 9Fs congregated
(photo copyright Dave Sallery)
Yesterday, Richard (atop), Ben & Logan (front) & others preparing to paint 49's boiler
(photo courtesy of Richard Charlton)
49's boiler now painted black, with Jonny scraping the smokebox door
Jonny & Jim checking the stepped studs needed for 49's blow down valve
Stewart drilling footboard brackets for the bogie carriage
Peter & Jim discussing fusible plug bosses for Horden's crown sheet
Frank gardening at Andrews House
Angela on AW No.2 drawing the train into East Tanfield bay
Dave waving HL No.2 onto the front of the train
George taking the train north
Ian, Angela & Logan removing temporary supports from ET main platform
Logan & Oliver removing 100 kg copings .....
..... & stacking a few on the digger bucket .....
..... for Ian to remove from the platform
Oliver, Alex & Tyler cleaning the paving slabs for reuse
AW No.2 attached to the back of today's last train leaving from ET
Antony removing the fire from No.2, with Ian & George commenting on clinker
Antony & George smearing No.2's steelwork
with oil to prevent rusting

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