Hexham and Allendale Railway

Introduction

This line is closed. The terminus was short of Allendale itself.






Dates

  /  /1867Hexham and Allendale Railway
Opened from Border Counties Junction (Hexham) to Langley.
  /  /1868[Hexham and Allendale Railway]
Opened from Langley to Catton Road (later Allendale)
  /  /1950[Hexham and Allendale Railway]
Line completely closed

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Border Counties Junction to Allendale

Single track passenger and goods line from Border Counties Junction to Allendale.

This was the junction between the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway (opened here in 1836), the Border Counties Railway (opened here in 1858) and the Hexham and Allendale Railway (opened here in 1867. All three of these lines were opened in portions.
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Newcastle bound Sprinter runs east towards Border Counties Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford /11/1997
V2 4771 Green Arrow running wrong line near Border Counties Junction to the west of Hexham c 1985 with The Citadel railtour. ...
Colin Alexander //1985
Looking east at the former Border Counties Junction. The base of the signalbox can be seen in the distance. This box controlled both the Border ...
Ewan Crawford /11/1997
A mile west along the Tyne from Hexham station is the site of Border Counties Junction. Here the Carlisle line continues west while the trackbed of ...
John Furnevel 07/05/2006

This was a single platform station. The platform and two storey stone stationmaster's house and timber platform building were on the north side. There was a goods yard at the east end, on the north side of the line and approached from the east.
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This was a two platform station. It is well preserved and is now The Station Garden with a cafe, art studio, garden and walking centre based in the former station buildings.
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Looking across the trackbed to the station buildings at Langley on the Allendale branch. The station (closed 1930) is now a garden, crafts and walking ...
Bruce McCartney 27/08/2010
Now trading as The Garden Station, Langley on the former Allendale branch is a very popular cafe and art studio. The building, last used by ...
Mark Bartlett 08/06/2013
A surviving gem on the long closed 12 mile Allendale branch, which left the Newcastle and Carlisle line just west of Hexham, is the former station at ...
John Furnevel 10/05/2006
The trackbed of the Allendale branch (closed 1950) looking north east towards Hexham on a May morning in 2006, with Langley station directly behind ...
John Furnevel 10/05/2006

This was a single platform station with a stone built two storey railway cottage, older than the line due to a false start on the line in 1852, and timber building on the platform. The platform was on the north side of the line.
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This was the terminus of the line from Border Counties Junction near Hexham. The station was not intended to be the terminus, being over a mile north west of Allendale Town itself. It was intended to run further south to Allenheads. Defeat was admitted in 1898 when the station was renamed Allendale.
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Allandale Station staff from an old postcard.
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Originally planned to run to the top of the valley at Allenheads the Allendale Railway didn't even reach the small town of that name but petered out ...
Mark Bartlett 08/06/2013