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.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

ET Carriage Shed Platform Beams

Pushing the bogie with the platform beams into position ......
..... to be lifted off by the digger
Nigel & Bill pushing the bogie out of the way
Kevin & Steve steering a beam (each over 12m long)
Geoff & Kevin painting the bare surfaces
Nigel cutting a beam to length ......
..... so that it exactly spans two bays between stanchions
Ian fetching another beam; the dumpy has been used to measure relative heights for front stanchions
Painting continues apace
Steve hanging onto an offcut so that it won't drop & foul the blade
Most of the beams are now in the shed
Geoff & Kevin nearly finished

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