Stanhope and Tyne Railroad

Introduction

This line is closed. It was famous for the trains running from Tyne Dock to and from the Consett iron and steel works. Short sections remain open at Washington and Tyne Dock. The works at Consett are now closed.






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Crawley to South Shields




View looking south down the Weatherhill Incline. Some stone sleepers remain here. ...
Ewan Crawford 22/09/2007




Waskerley looking west. The station building was to the right - the site is now a carpark. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/09/2006
Waskerley looking east away from the former passenger station. Nanny Mayors incline ran away to the left. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/09/2006
View looks east. The station building was located where the carpark is. The line was to the right. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/09/2006
Nearby the of the two engine sheds at Waskerley is this pile of old stone sleepers. View looks north. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/09/2006




To the north-east of Hownes Gill Viaduct the route of the Stanhope and Tyne Railroad crossed over the Lanchester Railway. The view is of the ...
Ewan Crawford 26/09/2006
A curious bridge made of sleepers just to the north of Hownes Gill Viaduct. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/09/2006
At the point where the Stanhope and Tyne Railway crossed the Lanchester Railway this hot metal cauldron is a memento of the closed Consett Steelworks. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/09/2006























Class 37 no 6772 drifts down towards South Pelaw Junction with a load of rolled steel plate from Consett to Tyne Yard on 20 August 1971. ...
Bill Jamieson 20/08/1971
6771 brings a train of bogie bolsters loaded with steel from Consett downhill past South Pelaw Junction heading for Tyne Yard on 28 June 1971. In the ...
Bill Jamieson 28/06/1971
Class 37 no 6952 brings empty 16t coal wagons back from Consett past South Pelaw Junction on 20th August 1971 and turns towards Tyne Yard.
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Bill Jamieson 20/08/1971
6833 heads up the Consett line past South Pelaw Junction on 20 August 1971 with what appear to be empty coal hoppers from Tyne Yard to one of the ...
Bill Jamieson 20/08/1971






37078+37067 arriving off the Stanhope and Tyne route at Washington South Junction in the late 1970s with a train of iron ore empties from Consett. The ...
Ewan Crawford Collection //



View across the Fens from the steps of a windswept Three Horse Shoes signal box in 1993 [see image 41978]. ...
Ian Dinmore /08/1993
The signal box at Three Horse Shoes on the Peterborough - March line in August 1993. This was once the junction for the Benwick goods branch, which ...
Ian Dinmore /08/1993










A Mark 1 carriage outside The Rattler Bar and Restaurant alongside the coast road at Marsden, South Shields, in July 2014. Named after The ...
David Pesterfield 06/07/2014
Long abandoned tracks running along South Shields south pier in 2014. Along the more landward half of the pier the track is laid level to the concrete ...
David Pesterfield 06/07/2014
The Metro terminus at South Shields, opened on 24 March 1984. The station is seen here looking west along the platform in July 2004. The train about ...
John Furnevel 10/07/2004
View east from River Drive bridge, South Shields, showing the run round loop from the current terminus, located just beyond the curve, with a ...
David Pesterfield 06/07/2014