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Blyth and Tyne Railway

This railway system was on the North Bank of the River Tyne and served Newcastle, Tynemouth, Blyth, Morpeth and Ashington. (Also known as the Blyth and Tyne Railroad.)

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This line served the area between the north bank of the River Tyne, Newcastle, Morpeth, Tynemouth, Seghill, Blyth, Ashington and Newbiggin.

The line started with the Seghill Railway which ran from collieries at Seghill to the north bank of the River Tyne at Percy Main.

This was extended north by the Blyth Extension to Blyth. This was extended to Morpeth by taking over the Bedlington Private Railway and extending it by the Morpeth Branch. The partly abortive Warkworth Extension took the line to North Seaton from which it was extended by the Newbiggin Branch. In the north there were several connections to the Ashington Collieries system.

South the line was extended from Hartley by the Tynemouth Branch. (More on these lines as further pages added).

The system was taken over by the North Eastern Railway to prevent the North British Railway gaining an independent route from Morpeth (where it joined the system) to Newcastle.

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Page created on 04/09/2004
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford