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.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

More Beams

Malcolm shot blasting parts for Horden
The works train heads for East Tanfield
Ian unloading box section .....
..... for Colin to wire brush & Geoff to paint
Ian heading into the main platform with the muscleman, to better align track
Dave test drilling the end of an I beam .....
..... & drilling tends of beams in the shed, before ......
..... lifting them into plce
Dave & Rob fitting plates to join the I beams
Grinding an end to square it up
More drilling to fit joining plates
Ian welding the chain of beams to the main stanchions
More plating by Dave & Geoff
The final 'against the wall' beam being fitted
- there is another I beam to be fitted near the ttrack

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