Stockton and Hartlepool Railway





Dates

  /05/1839Stockton and Hartlepool Railway
Construction begins without Act. Line built to extend Clarence Railway to the better Victoria Dock [Hartlepool] of the Hartlepool Dock and Railway. Port Clarence was tidal.
12/12/1840Stockton and Hartlepool Railway
Opened to freight.
  /  /1841Clarence Railway
Stockton and Hartlepool Railway given permission to build platform at Billingham.
09/02/1841Stockton and Hartlepool Railway
Opened to passengers.
26/03/1841Clarence Railway
Norton East to South curve Act passed. Line to be built at the expense of the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway. Speed restriction imposed on tight curve.
30/06/1842Stockton and Hartlepool Railway
Act passed to legalise the company.
23/05/1844Stockton and Hartlepool Railway
Forms the Hartlepool West Harbour and Dock Company to build a new dock at Stranton near Hartlepool.
16/07/1846Leeds and Thirsk Railway
Second Leeds and Thirsk Act gives powers to open a line from Northallerton to Billingham on the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway, Eaglescliffe on the Stockton and Darlington Railway and Stockton on the Clarence Railway.
16/07/1846Leeds and Thirsk Railway
Act for extension from Northallerton to meet the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway at Stockton. Plan to buy Stockton and Hartlepool Railway falls through.
01/06/1847Hartlepool West Harbour and Railway
Opens new dock. Traffic to Port Clarence was to reduce causing friction between the Clarence Railway and the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway.
01/01/1851Clarence Railway
Perpetual lease of line taken by Ralph Ward Jackson of the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway.
30/06/1852Stockton and Hartlepool Railway Hartlepool West Harbour and Railway
Merger authorised by Parliament along with lease or purchase of the Clarence Railway.
  /  /1853West Hartlepool Harbour and Railway
Diverts trains from Stockton station on the North Shore Branch (North Eastern Railway) to Stockton North station on the Leeds and Thirsk Railway. (The company controlled the former Clarence Railway and Stockton and Hartlepool Railway).
17/05/1853Stockton and Hartlepool Railway Hartlepool West Harbour and Railway Clarence Railway
Merge to become the West Hartlepool Harbour and Railway Company.
  /  /1880Stockton and Hartlepool Railway
West Hartlepool station re-built.
  /  /1904Stockton and Hartlepool Railway
West Hartlepool station re-built.
  /  /1974Stockton and Hartlepool Railway
West Hartlepool station's up platform closed and up and down trains now use the down platform. Signalling and track alterations were cheaper than installing new lifts for access to the up platform.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.



A smart looking Austin Cambridge is held at the level crossing at Cowpen Bewley, to the north east of Billingham in the 1960s, as a class 37 with ...
Bruce McCartney //
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DRS 68006 leads sister 68001 north with a flask wagon in tow through Seaton Carew station, shortly after leaving the Seaton on Tees Power Station ...
David Pesterfield 23/10/2020
DRS 68006 leads sister 68001 north with a flask wagon in tow heading towards Seaton Carew station, shortly after leaving the Seaton on Tees Power ...
David Pesterfield 23/10/2020
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Northern Sprinter 156444 leaves Hartlepool in October 2019, heading south with the 13.24 departure to Whitby, which is a through working from Hexham. ...
David Pesterfield 09/10/2019
A redundant overgrown track can be seen running this side of the A178 coast road bridge on the south side of Hartlepool. This line formerly ran almost ...
David Pesterfield 09/10/2019
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