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, 3 January 2019

A Few Jobs

Angela removing No.2's pressure gauge as an anti frost measure
Tidying Twizell
Colin & Colin assembling a pressure washer for cleaning plant
Geoff & Bill cleaning a chain for checking
Peter adjusting the contacts in AW No.2
Colin creating firewood .....
..... for Geoff to warm Cochrane against frost
At Tanfield, Nigel greasing points .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
..... & Rob clearing rodding
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Dave returning with the cleared 8 wheel bogie
Malcolm & Peter priming Horden's tank
In the bait cabin
Dave & Rob preparing bogies
Nigel swinging the first track panel through 180 degrees to load it on the bogies
Rob, me & Nigel slinging another panel .....
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
..... to load onto the first
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Rob & Nigel controlling the next panel .....
..... as Ian runs it back with the crane
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Last one being lifted in order to run the load underneath
Taking the panels through Andrews House .....
..... Causey Crossing .....
..... Causey Station .....
..... & finally into the bay at East Tanfield
(These panels of 90lb/yd rail were previously used in Andrews House (east)
& are destined for the new offloading siding)

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