Did you know?   Marley Hill Colliery opened & closed twice, so we have two railways at Marley Hill.   From the early 1700s until closure in 1815 the Tanfield Waggonway conveyed its coal.   Reopened in 1841 & closed in 1983, the Bowes Railway carried its produce.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

East Tanfield Work

Dave strolling up the line with his strimmer
Logan & Kevin packing a dipped joint .....
..... in the run round loop
Steve, Rob, Ben & Kevin searching for a manhole which was buried in ET car park
Once found & cleared, Ben & Logan remove concrete from around the cover
Rob & Kevin cutting a lifting ring to height .....
..... fitting, & replacing the cover
Logan & Ben mixing mortar .....
..... which Steve uses as haunching to support the plastic drain
(photo courtesy of Ben Wilson)
Filling in around the manhole cover now raised to the level of the car park surface
(photo courtesy of Ben Wilson)
Logan cleaning up
(photo courtesy of Ben Wilson)
Meanwhile, it seems the rest of the team took the day off to visit Lambley viaduct
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

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