Scotswood, Newburn and Wylam Railway

Introduction

This line is closed. Part of the line ran along the earlier Wylam Waggonway and was close to George Stephenson was born.




Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This station is closed. It grew to be a large four platform junction station with two platforms on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway's 1839 approach to Newcastle from Blaydon (Scotswood first appears in timetables around 1848) and two further platforms opened to the north on the Scotswood, Newburn and Wylam Railway in 1875.
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This was a two platform station on a now closed double track railway. The station was in Wylam itself, unlike Wylam station which was to the south over the River Tyne.
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Route of the Wylam Waggonway in September 2011. Opened around 1748 with wooden track: iron rails arrived in 1808; the waggonway closed in 1867. Much ...
Andrew Wilson 09/09/2011
N.E.R. 67259 with a train at North Wylam in June 1952. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 25/06/1952

The disused Wylam Viaduct over the River Tyne seen from the south in 2003. ...
Ewan Crawford 09/11/2003

View east over West Wylam Junction looking to Newcastle. Note, on the left side, the Wylam Viaduct through the trees. ...
Ewan Crawford 09/11/2003