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, 27 May 2018

Sunday Mix

Richard fitting a mud hole door on 49
Peter & Richard checking that the blastpipe is concentric with 49's chimney

Jim skimming the periphery to reduce Horden's smokebox door to size
Oliver & Alex discussing while clearing ash
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Carriage No.10 , ex NER, as NCB Ashington A15
(photo courtesy of  Angela Pickering)
Ryan showing visitors around MH shed as part of 'Enhanced Engagement'
Ian explaining the wheel lathe as part of 'Enhanced Engagement'
Twizell passing Causey Bridge End Farm .....
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)
..... & ascending Causey West Incline
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)
A visitor enquiring of Richard about repairs to 49's old firebox
Tommy & Helen in serious discussion over a sausage sandwich in Pontop Canteen
Mark working on van 111
Yesterday, Bob painting a door from van 111
(photo courtesy of Bob Payne)
Oliver & Alex painting waggon brake gear
Ben polishing 49
Ian coaling 49
Twizell on Causey East Incline
(photo courtesy of John Turnock)
George waiting for David to be shown a green flag .....
..... by Peter the guard
Twizell heads south from Andrews House
Twizell heading out from Marley Hill on clearance trials of the bogie carriage
Matthew the signalman showing the ET token to the driver of AW No.2

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