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Thursday, 1 October 2020

Horden & Buffer Stop

Peter adjusting alignment of Horden's blastpipe .....
..... & emerging from Horden's tank after sealing bolts
Ian cutting the safety valve slot in Horden's dome cover
Moving the redundant buffer stop onto the line at Sunnisde .....
..... before lifting it onto the bogie
Ian tidying the newly empty section of trackbed at Sunniside
Being followed by a buffer stop at Bowes Bridge
Unloading at Marley Hill
Dave & Colin start to dismantle the buffer stop by removing timbers
Ian & Colin unfastening the rails from the face of the buffer stop
Heading back to Sunniside .....
..... to unload fresh timbers for the remaining buffer stop ......
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
...... & install a pair of lifting fishplates
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

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