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.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

East Tanfield Work

Dave installing a gate catch
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
First panel of the day being offloaded
Steve watching carefully as the crane runs back with the panel
Bill on the steering rope
Bill, Ian & Steve setting the panel in position
Kevin clearing the bankside of the headshunt
Cameron & Trevor lopping overhanging limbs
Dennis laying the cuttings behind the fence
Bill swinging another panel .....
....to run back .....
..... & set down
Nigel & Geoff inspecting sleepers for the buffer stop
Dave giving a hand to fix the first in place .....
..... & the second - ready for painting
The headshunt switch to the offloading siding is in place
Picking up the 85lb/yd FB panels removed yesterday
Ian in control
Ian in the driving seat
Ian, Bill & Steve stacking the FB panels - to be placed later
Unloading the flail for later use
The last short panel of 90lb/yd BH being slung .....
..... & dropped

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