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.)
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
In the north there were several connections to the Ashington
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 last edited on: 07/08/2011
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