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.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

ET Platform & MH Turntable, mainly

Jim setting up Horden's chimney cap on the vertical borer
David waving the Husky through Causey Level Crossing
At East Tanfield, Dave adding mesh to concrete .....
.....before Ian & he shovel more into the former
Geoff de-aerating
Add upper mesh .....
...... & top off with more concrete
Geoff rattling out air & Ian smoothing the top
The platform end copings are nearing completion - there are 10 middle sections to do
David strimming the lineside between Causey car park bridges
(in the background, the dumper is returning to Marley Hill for coaling duties)
No.44 being dragged onto the ex-Nostell Colliery turntable .....
..... for turning & removal, to allow ......
...... No.60 to be propelled onto the turntable, watched by Matthew
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Once balanced, the loco is easy to turn by hnnd
Heading back to Marley Hill shed
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Ian pushing No.44 back onto its turntable road
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
The visiting locos outside MH shed
Inside MH shed, Logan is cleaning Cochrane's cab roof

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