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The line that ran through here used to go through to the South (see map) ? which colliery, I do not know for certain, probably it was Killingworth Pit

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trikermike on March 17, 2009

Well, maybe one or two isolated cases that could improve with assistance, or maybe just working without 'outside or inside influences'

skida on March 19, 2009

I think it is the line from Hazlerigg and Weetslade Collieries down to the Tyne Docks, Mike.

I'm just making my way through your lastest additions.

trikermike on March 19, 2009

Thanks Keith, I was relying on a font of local knowledge to furnish this shot with the correct information.

Glad you are looking in, enjoying the show?


nroger on May 6, 2012

The railway carried coal from the Seaton Burn, Brunswick, Havannah, and Brenkley coal mines to the coal staiths on The Tyne at Howdon.

trikermike on May 6, 2012

nroger, yes it did, but to get there it had to run through Burradon Pithead, where coal would have also been picked up to go to the staithes on the Tyne. During the 70's I would see the little train carrying explosives travelling across the old A1 throuh Wideopen on it's way to Hazelrig Pit. I was never in this local area to see any train or wagons, but have followed the old wagonways on foot and in my wheelchair as far as the Stephenson Rail Museum, maps showing extension of this line are available to show where the wagons went to the Staithes. All or most of the wagonways are built over now.

Thank you for looking in and commenting.

Mike ♥♥

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