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Cleveland Railway

This line is partly open, and only carries freight. It was built to bring Iron Ore from around Loftus to the River Tees for use at Bell's ironworks at Port Clarence. A rail-served steelworks remains open at Skinningrove.

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Loftus station was formerly called Lofthouse. The abortive Cleveland Extension Railway extended the line south from Brotton. The earthworks were continued for some distance but the track was not laid as far.

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From Guisborough to Loftus.


Page created on 10/05/2000
Page last edited on: 05/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford